Honeydews are among the most iconic melons in the United States. Luckily for all of us, they’re scrumptious and easy to prepare, too!
Fresh honeydew melon has refreshing sweetness with subtle flavor. Pleasingly soft when ripe, honeydew melon has pale green flesh that tastes a lot like a sweet, slightly musky cucumber with nectarous juice. As honeydew melons ripen, their fragrance becomes stronger and the fruit becomes sweeter.
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.