Bacon-Topped Grilled Cantaloupe Spears

Bacon-Topped Grilled Cantaloupe Spears

Fire up the grill this summer for a simple, fresh, 20-minute appetizer. This recipe features grilled cantaloupe spears seasoned with a little kick and topped with crispy bacon crumbles.



20 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • 1 ripe cantaloupe, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lb. Open Nature® Applewood smoked center-cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Peel the cantaloupe, remove seeds and slice into quarters. Slice each quarter into thirds, so that you have 12 total slices.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine paprika, cayenne and salt. Rub seasoning mix onto both sides of each cantaloupe spear.

Step 3

On a grill heated to medium-high, add cantaloupe. Grill 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side.

Step 4

Place each slice of bacon on a small baking sheet, then place on grill over flame. You can also place it on the side of a grill grate that isn't directly over an open flame. Cook about 5 minutes per side, until bacon is crispy, but not burnt.

Step 5

Remove cantaloupe and place on serving platter. Remove bacon, let cool slightly, and crumble. Top cantaloupe spear platter with crumbled bacon & chopped parsley. Enjoy immediately!

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.