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- 1 - 4
- Total Time:
- 1 hr 20 mins
- 2 1/4 lb.
cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut into 11/2-in. pieces (about 5 cups)
- 1 tbsp.
- 1 1/4 tsp.
- 2 tbsp.
fresh lemon juice, divided
- 2 lb.
honeydew, peeled, seeded, and cut into 11/2-in. pieces (about 5 cups)
medium green pepper, roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp.
- 2/3 c.
mint leaves, plus small leaves, for serving
- Step 1With blender on high, puree cantaloupe, tahini, harissa, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and 1/4 tsp salt until smooth, about 30 seconds. Refrigerate in airtight container until completely chilled, at least 1 hr., up to 3 days.
- Step 2Rinse blender, then on medium-low, puree honeydew, green pepper, cumin, mint, remaining 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp salt until mostly smooth but still a little chunky, about 30 seconds. Refrigerate in airtight container until completely chilled, at least 1 hr., up to 3 days.
- Step 3To serve, divide cantaloupe soup among bowls. Ladle honeydew soup into right half of each bowl, near edge, to create contrasting halves. Using spoon, gently swirl honeydew soup into cantaloupe soup and sprinkle with mint leaves, if desired. (Store leftover soup in separate containers.)
Per serving: About 120 cal, 2.5 g fat (0.5 g sat), 0 mg chol, 429 mg sodium, 24 g carb, 4 g fiber, 19 g sugar (0 g added sugar), 3 g pro
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2023 issue of Women's Health.
Kristina Kurek (she/her) is a Recipe Developer for several Hearst publications, including Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health and Prevention. In her nearly 30 years cooking professionally, she’s had her hand in many pots, including being at the helm at some of NYC’s top restaurant kitchens and serving as a culinary producer, magazine food editor, cookbook co-author, food stylist and private chef. She considers herself somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades in the kitchen but developing health-driven recipes that are nutritious, delicious and beautiful really lights her fire. When she is not geeking out over creating the most scrumptious recipes possible, she can be found snuggling with her dog, Nori, and/or nurturing her vegetable garden in the lower Hudson Valley whilst contemplating which seeds to plant next…..and then, of course, dreaming of what to cook up with the harvest!