Cool Honeydew-Mint Soup

A refreshing tangy-sweet soup is a nice way to conclude an outdoor summer meal of grilled chicken or fish. Just a bit of salt heightens the flavor of all the ingredients. If your honeydew melons need sweetening, add extra honey.

Yield:

6 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 68
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.9 g
Carbohydrate 17.7 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 77 mg
Calcium 13 mg

Ingredients

1 (2-pound) honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 thin lime slices (optional)
6 thinly sliced fresh mint leaves (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine 1 cup honeydew melon, 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, fresh lime juice, and honey in a blender; process until smooth. Add remaining melon and salt; process until smooth. Transfer melon mixture to a bowl; cover and chill at least 1 hour. Ladle about 3/4 cup soup into each of 6 bowls; garnish each serving with 1 thin lime slice and 1 thinly sliced mint leaf, if desired.

Note:

Joanne Weir,

June 2009