I almost feel silly posting this recipe, because cantaloupe is a summer fruit, and we're definitely in autumn right now, nearing winter, but... I was looking through my draft posts and saw this recipe saved but never published, and knew that if I didn't post it now, I probably never would get around to posting it, which would be a shame...
This soup came about by accident- I had a cantaloupe in my fridge that was getting a little old, and on top of that, it wasn't the tastiest cantaloupe ever, so it didn't tempt me to eat it plain.
I knew you could make a chilled gazpacho with watermelon, and assumed that you probably could make a delicious similar style soup with cantaloupe, but wasn't sure.
I experimented with it, and not only did it come out decent and edible, it came out so super awesome that my kids were begging me to make it again and again, and were so disappointed that the recipe didn't yield so much. They called it "candy soup" which says a lot. Not that it's very sweet- it's actually not- it's just delicious.
So even if you don't have cantaloupe available for cheap now, I suggest you bookmark this recipe for when they come back into season, because this is one recipe you definitely should try.
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup Recipe- Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar FreeIngredients:
3 tablespoons wine vinegar (apple cider vinegar or white vinegar would probably also work, but you'll need to try it out yourself)
1-2 tablespoons honey (or any other sweeteners, like sucanat, coconut sugar, regular sugar, etc...)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1. Put all the ingredients together in a blender, using less sweetener and vinegar at first, and then adjusting to taste. Blend until smooth.
2. Serve chilled.
Super simple, super delicious, and healthy too! And the perfect thing to do with those less tasty cantaloupes- though this can definitely be made with delicious cantaloupes as well- you'll just need a little less sweetener.
Have you ever made any recipes with cantaloupe, or just served them plain? What do you generally make with cantaloupe? Does this look like a recipe you'd try out?