Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Source: What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

Serving size: 1/6 recipe

Servings per recipe: 6

A healthy sweet soup for a hot summer day.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, and cubed)
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (fresh)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)

Materials

Cutting board and sharp knife, measuring cups and spoons, blender or food processor

Instructions

1. Wash hands with soap and warm water.

2. Place cantaloupe and 1/2 cup orange juice in a container of a blender or food processor.

3. Cover with lid and blend until smooth. Transfer to large bowl.

4. Stir in lime juice, cinnamon, and remaining orange juice.

5. Cover, and refrigerate for at least one hour.

6. Serve chilled.

Notes

Try adding 1 cup of plain or vanilla low fat yogurt to make a creamier soup.

More About Cantaloupe

How to Select

Choose fragrant, symmetrical cantaloupes, heavy for size with no visible bruises and yellow or cream undertone. Stem end should give to gentle pressure.

How to Store

Store uncut cantaloupes at room temperature for up to 1 week. Refrigerate cut melon in airtight container up to 5 days.

How to Prepare

Make sure to wash the cantaloupe before cutting. Gently scoop out seeds with a spoon and cut the fruit into wedges or use a melon baller.