Chilled Chai-Spiced Honeydew Soup

August 2010
Chilled Chai-Spiced Honeydew Soup

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This ginger-andcardamom-inflected melon soup is spicy, but easy and cool enough for a hot day at home.

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 large honeydew melon
  • 3 large sprigs mint
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Grated peel and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pinch cardamom
  • 3/4 cup greek-style yogurt
  • Grated peel of 1 orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions
  1. Cut a large honeydew melon (about 4 1/2 pounds) into chunks and finely chop enough of the chunks to equal 1/2 cup. In a large bowl, crush 3 large sprigs mint. Using a food processor and working in batches, puree the honeydew chunks, 2 tablespoons sugar, the grated peel and juice of 1 lime, 1/8 teaspoon ginger and a pinch of cardamom; add to the mint. Refrigerate until well chilled. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup greek-style yogurt with the grated peel of 1 orange and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Remove the sprigs of mint from the soup. Serve the soup topped with the finely chopped melon, the orange yogurt and fresh mint leaves.
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