Honeydew is a smooth-skinned variety of melon which changes from a pale green to creamy yellow color as it ripens. Their flesh is light green, juicy, and sweet. Per half cup, it only has 60 calories, yet these little guys are packed with tons of vitamins and minerals including copper, potassium, B and C vitamins, and a mentionable source of fiber, with 1.4g per serving.
Honeydew melons are most often enjoyed fresh and its sweet flavor compliments breakfast and dessert preparations, like fruit salads. The pureed flesh can be added to sauces, smoothies, cocktails, and syrups. Honeydew pairs well with lime, mint, basil, sweet cream, cottage cheese, fruity olive oil and fresh berries.
If the blossom end yields to gentle pressure, it is ready to eat. Cut honeydew in half with a chef’s knife. Scoop out the interior seeds, slice into wedges and remove the rinds. Can serve as wedges or cut up into smaller cubes. Enjoy!
Store unripe melons at room temperature. Refrigerate ripe melons for two to three days. Once cut, cover and keep refrigerated.