Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This delicious way of preparing cantaloupe has been in use in our family for many years. Late summer is cantaloupe time!If you want to tie the spices into a bag of cheesecloth or use a tea ball, then you won't have to strain the liquid!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and seed cantaloupe.
  2. Cut into bite size pieces or make melon balls.
  3. Place in a shallow bowl.
  4. Combine sugar or sugar substitue, pickling spices, vinegar and water in a small saucepan; heat to boiling, lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Strain over cantaloupe, toss to combine.
  6. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight to blend flavors.
  7. Serve on plates with a garnish of little bundles of watercress, if desired.

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