Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Spring is officially here, so summer isn’t too far away and therefore its time break out some cold soup recipes. Cantaloupe is combined with fresh orange juice to create this perfect soup and a dash of cayenne pepper on top takes it to a whole new level. You could puree cantaloupe with cucumber and ginger for a variation, but I like mine bursting with citrus flavors. You could even make this for breakfast , considering all the good stuff that go into the making of this soup. We had a soup cook-off in the thick of winter in our neighborhood cooking club and one of the members had brought this soup and shared his recipe with us. Even when it was freezing cold outside, people loved this soup. So this is definitely a crowd pleaser.

chilled cantaloupe soup


1 medium size cantaloupe, peeled,seeded and cubed

2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Place cantaloupe and 1 cup of orange juice in a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Transfer to a large bowl, stir in the lime juice, cinnamon and remaining orange juice.

3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

4. Serve with a dash of cayenne pepper on top.


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