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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup: This refreshing soup is the perfect meal on a hot day.

This refreshing soup is the perfect meal on a hot day.

  • 1 whole lime
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ¬†cantaloupe (approx 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup agave or honey (optional)
  • 2 fresh mint leaves for garnish

Note* The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting to offer honey to children until after their first birthday.

With a vegetable peeler remove zest from lime in strips and juice the lime. In a saucepan simmer water, zest, mint, and agave or honey (if desired), stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let mixture stand 15 minutes. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl, and discard solids. Cool syrup to room temperature.

Halve and seed cantaloupe. Scoop flesh into a blender with yogurt, lime juice and purée with syrup until smooth, transferring to a large bowl. Chill soup, covered, until cold, at least 2 hours, and up to 1 day. Skim any foam from top. Serve soup garnished with mint.

Recipe Yields: 6 Servings

Storage Time: 3 days in the refrigerator

This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene. Both of these nutrients contribute to maintaining healthy eyesight.

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