Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl

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Super Simple Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl is loaded with your favorite fruit and a simple dressing to perk up your tastebuds. It is a fun-filled fruit salad, perfect for parties and easy enough for lunch at home.



When I brought this to the table Munchkin’s eyes lit up like a kid on Christmas morning.  She and I had so much fun with this.  It was a joy to watch her eat each piece of fruit.  Next time I make it I will add more fruit that she is not as familiar with to make it even more exciting.

Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl

I love love love fruit salad. It is so much fun to put together your favorite fruit and dressings and create a spectacular dish. Of course, I love fruit salad at potlucks and picnics. I am pretty sure our every popular Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad will see a ton of parties this year.

But, when you want fruit salad and it is for you and the family, maybe something a little more low-key is what you are looking for. Low key doesn’t mean it has to be boring.

I love cutting a cantaloupe or a honeydew melon in half and filling it with a simple fruit salad.

We love grapes, melon, and bananas, and it makes a straightforward and spectacular side dish.

So, whether you are serving it along side lunch, dinner or just a snack, you can take an extra moment to add some pizzazz to your bowl.

I used the curved vegetable peeler that I had on hand to make a really fun, wavy edge. But, you could certainly just slice the melon in half.

Then I scooped out the seeds and used a melon baller to remove the fruit. That left a crater filled melon shell.

The shell is perfect for using as a serving bowl, and that is just what I did.

I mixed up some of our favorite fruit, melon, grapes and banana. I added the juice of one lemon and stirred it together.

With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl

Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl

Donna Elick
Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl is a fresh cantaloupe salad recipe that's perfect for parties, and easy enough to make for lunch at home.
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 2


  • 1/2 cantaloupe
  • 1 cup grapes, I used green, red and black
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  • Slice cantaloupe in half. If you would like a decorative edge, slide your cutter in and out around the cantaloupe. Then, use a melon baller to scoop out the melon from one-half of the melon.
  • In a medium bowl combine melon balls with grapes and banana slices. Squeeze lemon on top, the lemon will add another dimension and keep the fruit from browning. Toss gently with a medium size serving spoon to mix.
  • Place fruit mixture back into hollowed out cantaloupe half. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  • Enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

To get a fancy edge on the cantaloupe use a vegetable peeler with a curved side or a v-shaped blade.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 153cal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 44mg | Sugar: 30g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published August 2011.

Super Simple Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl is loaded with your favorite fruit and a simple dressing to perk up your taste buds. This fresh cantaloupe salad recipe is perfect for parties and easy enough for lunch at home.

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  1. What a great idea to spruce up the average bowl/presentation. I'm a fruit person, but I think this would easily convert those who aren't just because it looks so pretty and delicious!

  2. SO beautiful! Simple, but just what I'd love for breakfast, lunch or dessert…perfect.

  3. 5 stars
    This is so cool, and awesome for parties!! I love making this when family comes over because my whole family loves fruit.

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