Calling all melon lovers! The casaba melon is unlike any other with its refreshing sweetness and subtle yet complex flavor. Fresh casaba melon has a refreshing, mildly sweet flavor of asian pear with a barely-there hint of peppery warmth. As soft as honeydew when ripe, casaba melon also tastes like a slightly sweet cucumber with the faintest hint of musk that these types of melons are known for.
This yellow orb has lots of ridges on its skin, with crisp white fruit on the inside. The skin and seeds are usually discarded, but the seeds can be cooked to be made edible.
These special melons can be eaten raw in slices, or enjoyed in salads, smoothies, shakes and sorbets. They may also be cooked through grilling, boiling, baking and more! Heat brings out their natural sugars, giving them even more unique and complex flavor.
How to prepare your melons will depend on the recipe you’re using. Here are the most common ways to prepare melons for just about any recipe.