Cantaloupe and Ginger Soup

Posted 26 May 2013 by

Cantaloupe and ginger soup. This is a bit out of my comfort zone. I’ve never made cold soup before (not sure that I’ve even ever eaten it) and I really wasn’t sure about soup made from fruit. There was a cantaloupe melon in the fruit basket, getting very soft, and for some reason “cantaloupe soup” popped into my head. I knew google wouldn’t let me down and it turns out that there are lots of recipes. This is adapted from a few that I came across.

I was somewhat dubious about how this turned out, but it was fresh and delicious. Sweet, but not too sweet to serve as a starter at dinner. It would also be good as a light summer lunch.

Cantaloupe and ginger soup

Ingredients (serves 2-3):

  • 1 cantaloupe melon, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped (or about an inch of a stem)
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 25 g cucumber, chopped
  • 50 g Greek yoghurt
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon (to taste)
  • pinch of salt (to taste)

Cantaloupe sliced in half

In a blender, combine the cantaloupe, ginger, mint, cucumber and Greek yoghurt. Add the lemon juice and salt, tasting as you go to get just the right flavour combination. Chill the soup for at least an hour or so before serving. Garnish with more mint leaves if you like.

Cantaloupe and ginger soup

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