Often seasoned with a pinch of salt or a little sugar, kiwanos’ inner juice sacs can be consumed as a snack, tossed in fruit salad, or used to top ice creams and custards. If the juice is squeezed out, it can be used in sauces. For an unusual presentation, consider using the cleaned out husk as a serving vessel.
The whole melon can also be cut into wedges or slices and served. How you cut a kiwano (crosswise, lengthwise, or into wedges) will have a dramatic effect on how the inner fruit looks, so experiment for different, but always striking, presentations.
Kiwano seeds make a striking cocktail garnish, and can be blended with simple syrup (how to make simple syrup) for mixing with other beverage ingredients.
Flavors that pair well with kiwano melons include coconut, tropical & citrus fruits, yogurt, honey, star fruit & cream.