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By: Chef Laura Bonicelli

When the weather heats up, we all want to lighten up and cool down. Also, sometimes easy is fun! How about an evening where you don’t have to light a grill, or heat an oven. Dine al fresco in the backyard and start with this delightful soup. When available, buy melons at your favorite Farmers Market! 

Cucumber Melon Soup

About Cold Soups

 Many cultures have cold soups. Typically, they are light in calories and usually all vegetable or fruit-based. I love serving them as a starter with, or instead of, an appetizer. On warm evenings, a cold soup can make a wonderful light dinner.

Melon Ingredients
Adding Lime Juice

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Cucumber Melon Soup

Cucumber Melon Soup

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Prep Time 15 mins
2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 8
Calories 68 kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cubed honeydew melon -- or cantaloupe
  • 1/2 cup cucumber -- seeded peeled, and cubed
  • 1 scallion -- thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • =====soup=====
  • 5 cups cantaloupe -- seeded cut from rind, cubed
  • 1 whole scallion -- white and light green parts chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper -- seeded and minced
  • 2 oranges -- zest of one and juice of both
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ======
  • mint cilantro, and yogurt for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Combine the honeydew, cucumber, sliced scallion, and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Put the 5 cups of cantaloupe, scallion, jalapeÒo, orange zest and juice, lime juice, ginger, and salt in a blender. Process until smooth. Add more salt, orange juice, or jalapeño, if necessary.
  • Refrigerate the soup until chilled, 2 hours.
  • Stir the reserved diced melon mixture and divide among small soup bowls. Pour the soup into the bowls. Garnish
  • each serving with mint, cilantro, and yogurt.

Notes

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Chef Laura Bonicelli

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 168mgPotassium: 441mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 3909IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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