Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

The other day we bought a cantaloupe that really didn't have much flavor. Since I cut it up before discovering that, we couldn't very well turn it into a dry ice bomb. So, I went looking for another option and settled on Chilled Cantaloupe Soup. If I had had celery or cucumber or orange juice in the fridge, I might have tried a different recipe, but I didn't, so I used this one. It was pretty good, and reminded us of cruise dining. That's always a good thing.
Chilled Ginger Cantaloupe Soup

1 cantaloupe, seeded and cut into chunks
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (or to taste)
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tablespoon of honey (or to taste)
small pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk, half & half, or cream (optional)

Put cantaloupe, ginger, lemon juice and honey in a blender, and process until completely smooth.  Add half & half (if using) and blend until combined.  Taste and adjust amounts of honey, ginger or lemon juice if desired.  Serve well chilled. Yield: 2 servings

Note: Next time we might try adding cinnamon to it as well.

1 comment:

  1. Today's version - 3-4 cups cantaloupe, 1 1/2 cups orange juice, bit of lime juice, dash of cinnamon, and honey/agave syrup/sugar to taste.