Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chilled Melon Soup

I had some aging cantaloupe in the fridge and decided to make a melon soup. I found a simple recipe at the Food Network site. It's basically just melon, yogurt, orange juice, and honey. I thought it was good--super fruity and a bit tart from the yogurt.

If your melons are are becoming ancient before you eyes, try turning them into a soup!

Here's the recipe:

1 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Generous pinch cayenne
Fresh mint, for garnish

Put half of the cantaloupe into a blender along with the yogurt and blend until smooth. Add the remaining cantaloupe and blend again until smooth. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Add the orange juice, honey, nutmeg, salt and cayenne and blend until well mixed. Pour into a soup tureen and chill at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs before setting out.