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Cantaloupe Soup with Mint

Photo: Tina Rupp
Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Serves: 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1 large cantaloupe (about 3 lb.)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint, plus small sprigs for garnish, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 147
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 37 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 34 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Halve melon, scoop out seeds and remove rind. Cut flesh into large chunks. (You should have about 6 cups.)

  2. Working in batches if necessary, combine cantaloupe, honey and orange juice in a blender. Pulse or blend until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours.

  3. Just before serving, briskly whisk soup and stir in mint. Serve very cold, garnished with sprigs of mint, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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