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Hot Summer Days and Cool Cold Soups – Yummo!

Posted by gottabkd on Saturday, July 26, 2008

I have always wanted to try making Vichyssoise, or cold soup but have been intimidated about the blending of the flavours which for some reason bothers me more than when making hot dishes. I used think “wow that’s probably hard to make!”, when in fact the opposite may just be as true.

Typical cold soups include tomato, watermelon (or any melon), berry (again any berry) and cucumber as these fruits tend to lean to the fact that “cold is good”. But there are many versions of cold soup available from all over the world.

So when I came across the following recipe, courtesy of Reader’s Digest, I just hade to give a whirl.

Wow, not only is it easy peasy to prepare, it’s quite tasty as well.

Recipe: Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

This cold melon soup, spiced with cinnamon, is a light and colourful meal starter.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6

1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes
2 cups orange juice
¼-½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

1. Place cantaloupe and ½ cup orange juice in a blender or food processor, cover, and puree until smooth.
2. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in lime juice, cinnamon, and remaining orange juice.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
Garnish with mint if desired.

Funny thing is they do not specify how much lime juice is needed, so I just added enough to flavour it, a couple of tablespoons. Add more if needed.

Other variations could also include, berries, nutmeg, mint, mangoes, or bananas. In fact any combination would make this soup that more special.

Easy peasy so give it a whirl and let the coldness begin. Who wants to eat hot soup when cold is just as good and perfect for this time of year?


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