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Monday, July 29, 2013

cantaloupe soup with yogurt lime cream and lavender

perfect for a warm summers eve, cold cantaloupe soup with yogurt lime cream and lavender...




so refreshing you can wipe away the heat with every spoonful




even my manly husband had 3 servings~





Cold Cantaloupe Soup
with yogurt lime cream and lavender


1 cantaloupe (about 3 lb)
2 lbs frozen peaches
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon lavender honey
8 oz plain yogurt
1 cup sweet white wine such as Riesling or Gewurztraminer
2 tablespoons grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lavender flowers

Place the cantaloupe in a blender and blend until fairly smooth. Add the peaches and blend until fairly smooth. Add the orange juice, lime juice, honey and 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and stir in the wine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours.

In a small bowl, mix the lime zest with the remaining yogurt. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Ladle the soup into chilled bowls and garnish with a dollop of the yogurt mixture. Sprinkle with the lavender.