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Minted Honeydew Soup Recipe

Minted Honeydew Soup Recipe

This would make a heavenly first course for a summer supper under the stars–or a refreshingly light dessert. A luscious tribute to the sweet melons ripening now, the recipe calls for only four ingredients: melon, mint, lime juice, and a dollop of honey. You don‘t have to cook it at all–just whiz it in a blender or food processor. The results are pure poetry.

If you don’t have any honeydew handy, you can use any sweet melon you fancy for this simple recipe. Read it here:

2 pounds ripe melon, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks (about 1/2 large melon)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice (more if needed)
1 tablespoon honey
Salt to taste
Optional garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, thin lime slices

1. Process the ingredients in batches in a blender or food processor until smooth.

2. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

3. Taste, adding additional lime juice, if necessary, and salt. Serve in individual chilled bowls, garnished with lime slices and mint sprigs, if desired.

Serves 6.

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Inspired by Summer, by Joanne Weir (Time-Life Books, 1997).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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10:51AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thanks for the recipe.

7:40AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:37AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Thank you :)

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9:40AM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

Thank you

12:18AM PDT on Aug 5, 2011

Thanks Annie.

10:31PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

9:34PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

i feel cooler already! :D

11:53PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

Again, so great!

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