This deliciously refreshing Cold Cantaloupe Soup is just what you need this summer to keep you and your little one refreshed and energized.
Hello there. Summer time is at its peak. And here in Arizona, it is melting hot. These are the times when summer fruits come to the rescue. Last time I shared a recipe for Watermelon Gazpacho. This week, I have another Cold Soup recipe for you all. This deliciously refreshing Cantaloupe Soup is just what you need to refresh and energize this summer season. It is a comfort food for everyone from babies to seniors.
This soup is extremely simple to make, and you can make it ahead of time. In the following recipe, I have paired cantaloupe with fresh basil leaves and ginger. This gives the soup a unique and refreshing flavor. While serving, I have drizzled some olive oil and added freshly ground black pepper. That’s it. Now isn’t this simple?This Cantaloupe Soup is just what you need for this summer season. #comfortfood Click To Tweet
This Cantaloupe soup can go well with any meal. My little one loves this soup. A good bowl full makes her and her mama happy. For the grown-up serving, you can add some chopped jalapeños. Just make sure, you serve this soup chilled.
Let’s go through the recipe.
- 2 cups cantaloupe cubes
- 3 fresh basil leaves
- ⅓ tsp ginger (shredded)
- Olive oil and Black pepper for garnish
- Start by adding cantaloupe cubes, basil leaves and ginger to the food processor. Process this into a puree. Transfer this to a bowl and keep it in the refrigerator to chill.
- For serving, ladle this puree into a serving bowl. Garnish it with olive oil and freshly ground black pepper.
- Serve cold.
My Little Note:
Cantaloupe can be introduced to babies from 8 months and above. Since they have a high acidic content, they might cause a rash, if introduced earlier.
Cantaloupe is a perfect summer fruit. It is filled with vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, fiber, and folate. It has various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Cantaloupes are a part of the cucurbit family of plants (Cucurbitaceae). These also include squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, gourds, and melons. Cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew all come under melon family. When choosing this fruit, pick one which doesn’t have any soft spot or bruises. It should have a sweet smell and feel heavy, but not over fragrant which indicates it’s too ripe. If cantaloupe feels too hard and not ripe, leave it at room temperature for few days. Once the fruit is cut refrigerate it immediately.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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