Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble is an easy, tasty appetizer or side dish that is bursting with flavor! 

Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble

Simple summer side. 

Say that three times fast! 

Truth: when it’s hot outside the last thing that I want to do is cook a whole spread. Sometimes all you need is a glass of wine and a plate of this Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble. Think juicy cantaloupe topped with a sweet and savory crumble that will not only satisfy those happy hour cravings, but takes little to no effort to prepare. 

Sounds too good to be true? 

Well, let’s take a HOT second and make this Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble! 

Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble

What’s in this Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble? 

Simple summer side requires minimal ingredients. You want the cantaloupe flavors to reign supreme so for this recipe you will need:

Fresh cantaloupe




Brown sugar

Kosher salt

Micro Greens 

bacon sizzling in a skillet

Tips for Making Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble:

1. Cantaloupe. When you are picking out a cantaloupe at the store you want it to be semi-soft when you press on the outer skin. Also, it should have a pleasant sweet smell when it’s ripe and ready to cut. 

2. How to Cut a Cantaloupe:

a. Start by cutting off both stem ends. This will help create a secure base for peeling. Once both ends are cut, turn the cantaloupe on one side. Take your knife and carefully use a downward cutting motion, to remove the skin. Keep rotating until all the skin has been removed.

how to cut a cantaloupe

b. Next, cut the cantaloupe in half. Then using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and membranes.

how to cut a cantaloupe

c. Once everything is removed, decide on how you want to slice it. For this recipe, you will want long slices. 

how to cut a cantaloupe

3. Cashews. If you don’t like cashews any kind of nut will work. I would try using almond or pecan! 

Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble

Can I make this dish vegetarian? 

You bet! Simply replace the regular pork bacon with vegan bacon! 

Not a big fan of cantaloupe? 

You could try honeydew, watermelon or cucumbers as a replacement! 

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Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble

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  • 6 slices of bacon, sliced crosswise, 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted cashews
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 2 lb cantaloupe, sliced
  • micro greens, for garnish


  • In a large non-stick skillet preheated to medium heat add the bacon. Cook the bacon for about five minutes or until golden brown.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel. Leave about 1 tbsp of bacon fat in the skillet and remove the rest.
  • In the same skillet add the garlic and cook for a minute. Next, stir in the cashews and cook until golden brown about 2 minutes.
  • To skillet add the reserved bacon, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Stir to combine.
  • Place the cantaloupe slices on the platter and garnish with crumble and micro greens!
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Cantaloupe with Bacon-Cashew Crumble