Monday, May 25, 2009

Cantaloupe with Honey and Lime: a Holiday Bonus Recipe

Hey folks - just a quickie today, in honor of the holiday weekend. It’s a simple fruit dessert from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food cookbook (one of mah favorites), guaranteed to make cantaloupe lovers melt and cantaloupe ambivalents (like me) reconsider. At 70 to 140 calories (depending on the serving size), you can’t beat the health aspect, either.

Happy day off!

Honey with Cantaloupe and Lime
Serves 4 to 8
From Everyday Food

1 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded (see here)
1/4 cup honey
1 lime

With a sharp pairing knife or awesome vegetable peeler, slice the cantaloupe into ribbons/as thin as you possibly can. The end results should be long, thin strips, kind of like carpaccio. Split the slices up among all the serving plates. Drizzle 1/2 to 1 tablespoon honey over each plate. Top with lime zest and lime juice. Stir if you like, but it's prettier left untouched. Serve a.s.a.p.

Approximate Calories, Fat, and Price Per Serving
Four servings: 139 calories, 0.4 g fat, $0.65
Eight servings: 69 calories, 0.2 g fat, $0.33

1 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded: 277 calories, 1.6 g fat, $2.00
1/4 cup honey: 258 calories, 0 g fat, $0.35
1 lime: 20 calories, 0.1 g fat, $0.25
TOTAL: 555 calories, 1.7 g fat, $2.60
PER SERVING (TOTAL/4): 139 calories, 0.4 g fat, $0.65
PER SERVING (TOTAL/8): 69 calories, 0.2 g fat, $0.33


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