This is a very simple dish to make, and honeydew is so sweet it’s a perfect fruit for dessert.
It’s a great design for a share plate as the segments can be individually stabbed with a fork or grabbed with a nice clean hand!
- honeydew melon (or other melon if you prefer)
- pumpkin seeds for the legs (sunflower seeds, raisins or cut blueberries would work perfectly as well)
- cherries for the eyes and mouth (blueberries would be a good substitute, sliced dates are great too)
- cherry stalks for the antennae (or you could use herbs like fresh rosemary)
Step 1 Cut the melon into segments. I make a rough rectangle and then cut two sloping sides at the top.
Step 2 Add more segments until the caterpillar is long enough. I generally make the ones at the back slightly smaller.
Step 3 Add a large, roughly circular piece for the head and a triangular piece for the tail.
Step 4 Place pumpkin seeds down each side as legs.
Step 5 Add cherry stalks as antennae.
Step 6 Cut the cheek from either side of a cherry for the eyes then add a smiling mouth.
Step 7 Cut little disks of melon for the pupils.
Step 8 Then I added some small pieces of melon and cherry for the ground.