Chilled Cantaloupe-Peach Soup

posted by Pat T 06-23-100 9:16 AM

Chilled Cantaloupe-Peach Soup
(Makes 4 to 5 servings)

6 medium-sized (about 3 inches in diameter) very ripe peaches
6 Tblsp. fresh lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)
1 Tblsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of fresh ground nutmeg
1 medium-sized (about 5 inches in diameter) ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
A little yogurt or buttermilk (optional; for garnish)
Fresh blueberries (optional; for garnish)

Peel, pit and slice the peaches. Place them in a medium-sized saucepan with the lemon juice, honey and spices. Heat to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool down a little.

After soup cools down some, use a blender or food processor to puree the peach mixture with the cantaloupe and the orange juice (you might have to do this in batches). Puree until very smooth. Transfer to a container with a cover and chill until very cold.

Serve plain or with a little yogurt or buttermilk, and/or some fresh blueberries on top.

- From "The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest," by Mollie Katzen (Ten Speed Press).

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