Once you get your hands on one of these rare beauties, you may wonder, how do I eat this? Well, don’t let those little spikes fool you! To the newly introduced, horned melons might seem a little weird. But in fact, their texture and unique, fresh flavor allows them the versatility to shine in all kinds of recipes.
The flavor of horned melon is unmistakably fresh and sour. Around each soft, white seed is an emerald-colored pulp sac that contains the edible portion that the horned melon is known for. Often, the taste of horned, or kiwano melon is described as a combination of cucumber, lime, and even a bit of kiwilike sweetness. The aroma is sweet and green, and the texture is pleasantly jellylike.
How to prepare your horned melon will depend on the recipe you’re using. Here are the most common ways to prepare horned melon for just about any recipe.