2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro, or mint for garnish
6 teaspoons plain yogurt, or crème fraiche for garnish
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.
Place the remaining melon and 4 tablespoons lime juice in a blender. Chop the whole scallion and seed and chop jalapeno; 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, jalapeno and/or orange juice, if desired.
Refrigerate the soup until chilled, 2 hours.
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 creme fraiche), if using.
Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate the melon mixture (Step 1) and soup (Step 2) in separate containers for up to 1 day. Finish with Step 4 just before serving.
62 calories;0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 17 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 984 IU vitamin A; 31 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 97 mg sodium; 262 mg potassium
Vitamin C (50% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv)
i followed the recipe but did not add water. it was perfect!
July 10, 2011
Love Chilled Soups
We love to make soups, love fruit, and the idea of making a chilled soup. Going to try this tonight. I've served my asparagus soup http://tiny.cc/x5oxr chilled before, but am going to try this one!
June 20, 2010
my family is not too keen on ginger so next time I will not add the ginger
we also found it very watery so I think I will up the orange juice to 3/4 to 1 cup and skip the water
I had to hide the jalepeno pepper by pureeing it with the watermelon
I also cut down a bit on the mint and put that through the puree cycle too
I added extra chunks of watermelon and cucumber because it was just so thin
with all the changes in mind it really was a very tasty and refreshing soup and so easy to make