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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Mint

Makes 4 servings. Per Serving: 85 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 27 mg sodium. Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed cantaloupe about 1 large cantaloupe
  • 2 Tbsp. honey or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom or to taste
  • Sliced fresh strawberries for garnish
  • 1/4 cup whole fresh mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put the cantaloupe in a wide, shallow, microwave-safe container. Heat melon in microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes, or just until the melon softens slightly. Transfer cantaloupe to a blender or food processor. Add honey, lime juice and cardamom and blend mixture until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, until cold.
  2. Before serving, taste and add more honey, cardamom, or lime juice as needed. Garnish each serving with strawberry slices and mint leaves.