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Chilled Melon Soup

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From EatingWell:  July/August 2009

This refreshing summer soup is a great starter for dinner on the patio on a summer evening. Try any variety of melon in this recipe. Serve leftover soup with salad for lunch the next day.

6 servings, about 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Dice enough melon to measure 1 cup and combine in a small bowl with cucumber, 2 tablespoons lime juice and scallion green. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve the soup.
  2. Place the remaining melon and 4 tablespoons lime juice in a blender. Chop the whole scallion and seed and chop jalapeño; add to the blender along with water, orange zest, orange juice, ginger and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more lime juice, jalapeño and/or orange juice, if desired.
  3. Refrigerate the soup until chilled, 2 hours.
  4. Stir the reserved diced melon mixture and divide among 4 soup bowls. Pour the soup into the bowls. Garnish each serving with cilantro (or mint) and yogurt (or crème fraîche), if using.

Nutrition

Per serving : 63 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 16 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 97 mg Sodium; 262 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit

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