These vegan honeydew melon fries with lemon poppyseed cherry dip make an easy gluten free summer snack, breakfast or dessert that the whole family will love.
It’s been a cold and very snowy winter here in Canada, and I felt like we had to commemorate to first day of Spring with something fresh, tangy and colourful. I know you guys LOVED my Watermelon Fries with coconut lime dip so much that I had to get back to it with an equally sweet and tangy treat. My Vegan honeydew melon fries with a zippy lemon poppyseed cherry dip.
Why Vegan Honeydew Melon Fries?
Well, the idea was actually born because this is how I cut my melon for baby E to enjoy since it’s easiest to give babies finger or fry-shaped foods that they can easily grab and pick up. Melon fries are literally one of his favourite foods ever, but I thought we could make them a little more flavourful for us adults.
Like my spicy vegan watermelon fries, these sweet honeydew melon fries are super simple to pull off but are fantastic for a party with families and kids. To make the fries, I literally just cut a honeydew melon into strips (and off ends and scraps are totally my snack).
For the vegan lemon poppyseed cherry dip, I combine some non-dairy yogurt with a combination of lemon zest, juice, poppyseeds, maple syrup, and then swirl in some pureed frozen cherries.
To finish off the look of these vegan honeydew melon fries and to give them a little extra flavour, I give them a sprinkle of some lemon zest, poppyseeds and some pulverized freeze-dried berries. I LOVE using freeze-dried fruit as a natural colouring agent because it also adds a ton of sweetness without added sugar.
If you want to serve this to your little one without any added sugar, just pull back a touch on the lemon and add a little extra of the naturally sweet cherry puree to balance things out. It’s the perfect refreshing and safe snack for BLW, for your toddlers, kids and adults, alike.
I hope you guys love these vegan honeydew has much as my family does! And if so, don’t forget to check out those tasty watermelon fries as well (which legit went viral on my site).
How are you celebrating the start of Spring?
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Vegan Honeydew Melon Fries with Lemon Poppyseed Cherry Dip
- Mix together the yogurt, lemon zest, juice, poppyseeds and maple syrup for the dip.
- Puree the frozen cherries and swirl them on top of the dip.
- To serve, top the fries with freeze-dried cherry dust, poppyseeds and lemon zest and serve with the dip.
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Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.