7 Ways to Enjoy Honeydew Melon

The perfect honeydew melon has a delightful sweetness that is pronounced but not overly sugary. Each bite should deliver a burst of refreshing, naturally sweet flavor.

Did you know that the honeydew melon is low in calories and a good source of essential nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber? It also contains antioxidants that contribute to overall health and well-being.

Since the honeydew melon thrives in warm climates and loves lots of sunlight, they grow quite well here in Hawai’i. Once summer rolls around, these melons have finally reached their optimal picking time perfect for a hydrating, sweet treat for you and your ‘ohana to enjoy! Check out 7 unique, refreshing ways to use honeydew melon below!


Honeydew Melon Salad: Cut the honeydew into bite-sized pieces and combine it with fresh mint leaves, crumbled feta cheese, and a drizzle of lime juice. Toss gently and enjoy a refreshing and light summer salad.


Honeydew Smoothie: Blend honeydew chunks with Greek yogurt, a splash of coconut water or orange juice, and a handful of spinach or kale for a nutritious and hydrating smoothie. Add a sweetener like honey or agave if desired.


Honeydew Salsa: Dice honeydew into small cubes and mix it with finely chopped red onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Serve this vibrant and fruity salsa with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled fish or chicken.


Honeydew Agua Fresca: Puree honeydew with water, lime juice, and a touch of honey or simple syrup to make a refreshing and hydrating agua fresca. Serve over ice for a cooling drink on hot summer days.


Honeydew Sorbet: Blend honeydew chunks with a squeeze of lime juice and a little honey. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and freeze. Every 30 minutes, stir and break up the ice crystals until you achieve a smooth and creamy sorbet.


Honeydew Popsicles: Puree honeydew with a little lime juice and pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid, and enjoy a healthy and refreshing treat on a stick.


Honeydew and Prosciutto Skewers: Cut honeydew into small cubes or use a melon baller for a round shape. Thread them onto skewers alternating with pieces of thinly sliced prosciutto, small mozzarella balls, cantaloupe and basil. Drizzle with balsamic glaze or honey for a delightful combination of sweet and salty flavors.

Local fruit doesn’t have to endure long journeys or extensive transportation, meaning it spends less time in transit and more time on the plant. This results in a fresher and more vibrant taste compared to fruit that is shipped from far-off regions. What are your favorite fruits during the summer? Don’t forget to pickup your ingredients from KauaiLocalFood.com. We offer 50% off for customers using SNAP/EBT thanks to DA BUX!