Spicy cantaloupe

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Spicy cantaloupe
This week’s recipe to share is an easy dessert using the wonderful cantaloupe in season now. It takes almost no time and brings a little spice to the meal.

Servings: 4


  • 1 cantaloupe, chilled, the edible portion cut into bite size pieces with a knife, spoon or a melon baller
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon yogurt to drizzle - optional


Simply sprinkle the cantaloupe pieces with chili powder and salt to taste. Use the salt very sparingly. Drizzle with a little yogurt if you wish.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 45
  • Fat: 0 gm
  • Saturated Fat: 0 gm
  • Trans Fat: 0 gm
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 11 gm
  • Fiber: 1 gm
  • Protein: 1 gm
  • Sodium: 145 mg