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kitchen cam: how to cut a cantaloupe

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It's a star of summer and a fruit salad staple, but cutting cantaloupe can be a tricky task. Do it wrong, and you could end up wasting plenty of precious melon, dealing with uneven slices, or just wasting time! Here's our favorite way to get perfect pieces of this sweet, fragrant fruit - no melon baller necessary!

How to Cut a Cantaloupe from EDF Editors on Vimeo.

One more piece of advice: Before slicing, always wash your melon in warm, soapy water - the skin may harbor bacteria and this step can prevent it from being transferred to the flesh.

Ready to put these tips to the test? Read on for five delicious cantaloupe recipes.

Melon Berry Ice Pops (above)

Blackberry Cantaloupe Salad

Creamy Cantaloupe Custards with Mixed Berries

Cantaloupe-Yogurt Drink

Melon-Mint Vodka

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    My husband likes the strawberry flavor in the ice pops but I think I should use the organic strawberries for full flavor if I am going to make those.

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