Chilled Melon Soup Recipe

Yesterday I attended the yearly Women's Club Luncheon at the local Country Club in my neighborhood. The best thing they served was the starter - Chilled Melon Soup. The women at the table were all raving about it, and trying to detect the flavors we were tasting.  After the luncheon, I cornered one of the servers to see if he could let me know what was in it. He was kind enough to let me talk to one of the chefs, who gave me a basic recipe for a "home-based" quantity off the top of his head. I am very excited about this recipe, as it is so very refreshing, as well as healthy and low-cal.

Main Ingredients


Chilled Melon Soup Recipe
  • 2 cups chopped cantaloupe
  • 2 cups. chopped honeydew melon
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (2 limes)
  • 6-8 ice cubes
 Puree melons with orange and lime juice in food processor. Add ice cubes and blend smooth. Garnish with mint leaves. Serves 4-6.

I pureed the melons separately and poured the two halves in the bowl separately and tried swirling it with a knife. It ended up as kind of a yin-yang thing. I put it in the freezer for awhile to get it really cold and it was delicious. The hint of citrus kept it from being too sweet, and made it a little tangy.

Chilled Melon Soup

Health Benefit of Cantaloupes
Cantaloupe as an excellent source of beta-carotene which, inside the body, can be converted into vitamin A. When you eat cantaloupe it's like getting both these nutrients at once. One cup of cantaloupe is just 56 calories, but provides 100% of the daily value for vitamin A. Both vitamin A and beta-carotene are important for vision health.
One cup of cantaloupe also contains 110% of the daily value of Vitamin C, another antioxidant. Cantaloupe is also very good source of potassium, vitamin B6, fiber, folate, and niacin . This makes cantaloupe a good fruit for supporting energy production. good metabolism and blood sugar stability.

Meanwhile, here's my little snapdragon that the deer thankfully did not find!
Snapdragons

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  2. This looks delicious! Can't wait until it gets warm enough in NYC to try this! Good luck with your battle against the deer:-)

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  3. Vincent,
    Thank you for the kind words, and invitation. I have taken you up on your offer, and added your logo to my blog as well. As soon as I get a blogroll done, I will include you in that as well.
    Reagards,
    Lisa

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