Paleo Plan

Watermelon and Cantaloupe Kanten

Make 6-8 Servings
Approximate prep and cook time: 30 minutes

Kanten, also called agar-agar, is a vegetable gelatin compliments of Martha Stewart’s whole living


  • 1 cantaloupe (about 3 lbs), halved and seeded
  • 1 wedge seedless watermelon (about 2 lbs)
  • 3 c. apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/3 c. kanten flakes
  • 1/4 c. honey


  • Scoop out cantaloupe and watermelon with a melon baller (yields about 8 c. total) and put in a 9x5" (8 c) loaf pan; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring cider, water and kanten to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until the kanten is dissolved, about 5 min.
  • Turn off heat and stir in honey until dissolved; cool to room temperature.
  • Pour cooled liquid over the melon and set aside at room temperature until set, about 3 hours.
  • Invert the kanten onto a platter
  • Slice into individual portions and serve.

  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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