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Cold Cantaloupe-Cucumber Soup

Cold Cantaloupe-Cucumber Soup

Cold Cantaloupe-Cucumber Soup

An easy and refreshing light summer meal

Summer days are made for cold fruit soups, and I love them with a savory twist. I love sweet summer melons on their own, however sometimes they smell more fragrant than they taste, or perhaps you just want a fun way to enjoy those delicious summer treats! This soup, made with melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh herbs, is the perfect way to use farm fresh melons. You can serve this as a refreshing appetizer, a light treat or even a savory breakfast smoothie. You could add some jalapeno for heat, honey for sweet or just play with whatever herbs you have available!

Ingredient List

  • 1 medium melon (honeydew or cantaloupe), seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion, sprinkled in salt
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded, cut in chunks (I used brown rice cooked in the instant pot)
  • 1 medium yellow or green tomato or 2 small tomatoes
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 Tbsp calamansi or light fruit vinegar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • fresh mint, basil and thyme
  • salt

Cold Cantaloupe Soup

Method

Salt the red onion, and set aside for 10 minutes. Rinse. 

Cut up the cucumber and melon into chunks. Remove the stem from the tomato and place everything in a food processor.  

Process until smooth or puree in a blender. Strain if you desire. Add yogurt, vinegar and blend. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve with crusty bread, butter and prosciutto. 

Ingredients

  • 1 medium melon (honeydew or cantaloupe)
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion, sprinkled in salt
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded, cut in chunks (I used brown rice cooked in the instant pot)
  • 1 medium yellow or green tomato or 2 small
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 Tbsp calamansi vinegar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (or vegan)
  • fresh mint, basil and thyme
  • salt to taste

TIPS: Choosing a great melon is easy in the summer! Smell them: if they are fragrant and slightly soft to the touch by the stem end, they are ripe! Hit up your local farmer’s market for all the products you need for this recipe and enjoy the bounty of summer. Add optional honey or jalapeno for extra sweet or heat!

Published on Aug 17 2021

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