Honeydew

Honeydew can sometimes taste like cucumbers. How disappointing.  But then there’s deliciousness of peak season, vine-ripened California Honeydew. Whoa.

This is how Honeydew is supposed to taste! Sweet, juicy light green flesh that leaves a honeysuckle-floral flavor on your tongue – good enough to eat by itself as dessert! Honeydew are ideal for adding to fruit salads, serving with thinly sliced cured meats like prosciutto, for flavoring “spa water” and for adding to smoothies.

Honeydew are ideal for adding to fruit salads, serving with thinly sliced cured meats like prosciutto, for flavoring “spa water” and for adding to smoothies.

Honeydew Tips

  • Vine-ripe Honeydew will have a waxy feel to the shell, and really good ones begin to emit a tropical aroma as they ripen and soften at room temperature.
  • I almost never refrigerate whole Honeydew melons, and I cut them when they smell fragrant or give just slightly when firmly squeezed.