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Melon Soup with Proscuitto

July 21, 2010

Melon Soup with Prosciutto

We’re overrun with canteloupe melon lately, and I have been eating it for breakfast and dessert daily. I decided to finish up the last of it by making a quick, cold soup for dinner. I got the idea for the recipe from the appetizer I make, melon squares wrapped with a thin slice of prosciutto ham.  A nice light meal might also include a salad and a piece of good crusty bread.

I was thinking you could also serve this soup in a super cold shot glass, as an amuse-bouche, with a skewered piece of ham on a toothpick laid across the top of the glass.

Ingredients:

  • About 4 cups melon, cut up into chunks
  • 2 cups plain yogurt, or fat free sour cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger (or 1 tsp dry)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of 1 small orange
  • 1/3 cup chopped white onion
  • dash of salt
  • a few pieces of prosciutto (salty cured ham, thinly sliced)
  • few leaves of fresh herbs – mint, basil or parsley for garnish

Mint in the garden, visited by a Monarch Butterfly

Steps:

  1. Blend the melon, ginger, onion, sour cream, juices and salt together in a food processor until smooth
  2. Refrigerate for 1-2 hrs
  3. Pour into bowls, garnish with ham and leaves
  4. Serve and enjoy

Fresh from the garden onions

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Stan permalink
    July 21, 2010 11:43 pm

    Any recommendations for the wine?
    Great recipe.

    • July 22, 2010 1:43 pm

      I would also then serve this meal with some cheese, such as Brie with the bread or fresh mozzarella in the salad, along with a summery wine that has echoes of the melon in it, such as a chardonnay. Or a light fruity red, such as Erie Shores’ Sellar Secret, 2007:

      Cobalt Blue bottle. A popular chilled summer red wine made of 100% Chambourcin, “off the skins”. Red grapefruit, strawberry, mango, many tropical fruit flavours. Wonderful with summer foods, and appetizers, grilled vegetables, cold cuts, cheese, sole, salmon, turkey, white meats.

  2. Lily permalink
    July 22, 2010 9:57 am

    Sounds delicious, am copying to my recipe book!

  3. aunt Kay permalink
    July 23, 2010 3:48 pm

    YOU ARE GETTING TOO FANCY FOR ME 1!!! WILL GIVE IT A TRY ARE YOU AT HOME OR IN CANADA?

  4. jgriffiti permalink
    June 7, 2011 8:59 pm

    Really enjoyed this soup. Loved the mint alongside the prosciutto.

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