Refreshing Melon Peach Soup {With Cardamom Love!}

Living in the South, you have an endless supply of peaches.  At the farmer’s markets you will see one whole section dedicated to the delicious fruit.  So where has my mind been lately?  Thinking about what I can make with peaches!  I always try to be unique, try something different….well I hope it is at least.

This last Friday, French Friday’s with Dorie made Cold Melon Soup.  I should fess up….cold soup freaks me out!

I decided this week was the perfect week to face my cold soup fears.  Well the menu I was preparing at Flex and Fit was Gazpacho, so perfect timing.  Between melon soup, and gazpacho, I had to find one I liked… I was crossing my fingers…

Let me just say, WOW!  The melon peach soup is so refreshing, packed full of flavor, and a little party in my mouth.

I looked at a couple recipes, and then created this recipe from what I had.  Guess what I had just picked up yesterday? Peaches!  WOO HOO, something unique, and delicious in one little bowl!

Melon Peach Cold Soup Recipe

1 medium cantaloupe, chopped and pureed (about 2 1/2 cups)

1 peach, chopped and pureed

1/2 cup True Lime, 1/2 cup lime juice

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 Tbsp honey

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cardamom

Directions:

Make melon balls, and peach balls, and sit in bowl, chill for about an hour.

In food processor, puree cantaloupe, peach, buttermilk, True Lime.  Once pureed, add honey, salt and cardamom, mix well.  Place soup in bowl, chill for about an hour before serving.

When you serve, place melon balls in bowl, and then add soup. Enjoy!

I also wanted to share another fun melon recipe.  Have you had a chance to stop by Queen City Exclusive to see my Melon Lime Meringue pie?  I decided to make another melon meringue pie, but with honeydew melon, and lime.

A few weeks ago I made Almond Melon Meringue pie….I am having way too much fun with melon these day!

Now time to make lots of fun peach recipes!  The melon and peach love is everywhere!

Have you ever had cold soup? Have you had melon soup?

What is your favorite cold soup ?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

 

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  • wow, the melon soup looks perfectly refreshing! i love cold soups! my favorite is gazpacho hehehe. i love spain :). and your melon tart is exquisite!! btw i saw this: http://sparklette.net/food/harry-potter-recipes/ and they have a treacle tart! lol. :) 
    • Thank you for the lovely comment on my melon soup:-)  I need to learn to love gazpacho, I know it is soooo healthy for us:-) Oh TY for the treacle tart recipe, how fun!!! :-)
  • This looks so refreshing, but I am not a huge cold soups fan. But I do think you're onto something, I just saw a roasted tomato gazpacho and they topped it with a small quenelle of melon sorbet! I haven't had melon soup, but I've had melon juice :P Love the melon balls in the soup!
    • Thank you beautiful on the lovely comment on my melon soup!  Love the roasted tomato gazpacho and top with a cool, refreshing melon sorbet, yum! Hugs, Terra
  • Baker Street
    So refreshing. Not a big fan of cold soups but love the combination of melon and peach.
    • Thank you for the comment on my melon soup!  The melon soup had a fun tart flavor with the addition of peach:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Your soup turned out great! And the cardamom addition is genius!
    • Thank you for the wonderful comment on my melon soup!  I am excited to face my fear, that soup was really lovely! Hugs, Terra
  • I could have made this today for my son but the cantaloupe I have is NOT sweet [says he] :-(, bummer.  I love cardamom! Thanks for sharing, Terra. I wish I can enjoy melons but I am allergic. Love the sweet smell of them though.
    • Allergic to melon, that makes me sad:-(  Well Nelly has me interested in making a blueberry soup, so maybe that will be the way to go:-)  Cardamom is soooo delicious, I love using it in anything:-) Hugs, Terra
  • This looks so refreshing and summery!
    • Thank you for the comment on my melon soup! Hugs,Terra
  • I made something like this for my husband early on in our marriage.  He managed to eat it, but then told me he "hates" cold soup and would never eat it again!  I, on the other hand, am a lover of soups both hot and cold.  This looks delicious Terra, and so pretty too :-)
    • My hubby is not a huge fan of cold soups either, he calls gazpacho salsa, LOL!  Thank you for the lovely comment on my soup:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Beautiful and refreshing! I didn't have time to make last Friday's recipe, your version sounds so much fun than the one in the book :) 
    • Thank you for the lovely comment on my melon soup!  Hugs, Terra
  • Looks wonderful and refreshing.
    • Thank you for the comment on my melon soup!  The soup was really refreshing, and a perfect summer treat:-) Hugs, Terra
  • I didn't like the idea of cold soup until I tried gazpacho.  Now I am all for it.  Love this!
    • Thank you for the comment on my melon soup!  I need to make more gazpacho, I still get nervous with it.  I am excited I finally tried cold soups though, baby steps:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Suzanne Williams
    Just read about you on Beeyond Yoga. Love your story and so happy you are enjoying Charlotte, NC. How did you two meet? How are you enjoying your mala? Glad to hear all is well and I hope to meet you someday when I'm back in my hometown. Suzanne
    • Oh thank you so much!!! I was so happy to have the opportunity to be featured on Bee's blog:-)  I met Bee on Twitter, she is lovely isn't she? :-)  I love my mala!!!! I am still learning about it, and growing from it:-)  I would love love to meet you someday!  So happy we met on Twitter too:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Ann
    I wasn't a cold fruit soup fan until I tried it....strawberry soup on a cruise.  Now I can't get enough cold soup!  I've had strawberry and melon, but no peach.  Incredible!  I also live in the South, I think I'll have to get some peaches and do the same!
    • Strawberry soup, now you have my attention!! I think I like fruit cold soups better, then vegetable cold soups.  Definitely try some peaches, they are melt in your mouth amazing:-)  Hugs, Terra
  • I must confess, I'm a pretty big fan of cold soup! My fav is watermelon soup. This peach melon soup is RIGHT up my alley... the buttermilk intrigues me.... Happy Saturday! :D
    • Someone mentioned watermelon soup to me the other day, my ears perked up, it actually sounds soooo good!  Thank you for the lovely comment! Hugs, Terra
  • Liz
    My favorite cold soup is gazpacho, but I'm such a peach fanatic that I know I'd adore your peach-melon soup.  Great pies, too :)
    • Thank you for lovely comment on my melon soup!  I will work on loving gazpacho, baby steps right? :-)  Hugs, Terra
  • What a great idea for a soup, this looks great! :)
    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my melon soup!  Hugs, Terra
  • This looks great, Terra! I'm with you...cold soup kinda freaks me out. This one looks kinda tasty though...all of the summer-y fun of a fruit salad or a melon plate, but with a twist.
    • Thank you so much!!! Honestly, I actually want to make this soup again, so it is that good:-)  The peach really gives it a fun tart, summer flavor:-)  Take care, Terra