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Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup

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Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup

Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup - Ice cold and yet still fiery—a successful composition of flavors

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Health Score:
9,9 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 20 min.
Ready in
Calories:
171
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Kefir gives this soup a pleasant acidity, and its lactic acid bacteria has a positive influence on the gut flora. Honeydew melon and spring onions provide a lot of beta-carotene as well.

This low-calorie soup is very suitable as an appetizer before a substantial main course. This recipe is light and is guaranteed not to be heavy on the stomach.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie171 kcal(8 %)
Protein15 g(15 %)
Fat3 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates18 g(12 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0.6 mg(75 %)
Vitamin D0.5 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E2.2 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin5.1 mg(43 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate83 μg(28 %)
Pantothenic acid1.1 mg(18 %)
Biotin11.4 μg(25 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.1 μg(37 %)
Vitamin C71 mg(75 %)
Potassium1,004 mg(25 %)
Calcium266 mg(27 %)
Magnesium77 mg(26 %)
Iron2.6 mg(17 %)
Iodine54 μg(27 %)
Zinc2 mg(25 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.4 g
Uric acid119 mg
Cholesterol73 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
1 ½ pounds
2 ⅕ pounds
Melon (such as Honeydew)
3
½ bunch
1
1 pint
1
½ bunch
6 ounces
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Melon baller, 1 Immersion blender, 1 deep bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup preparation step 1

Rinse the cucumbers, peel and cut in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds with a spoon. Cut cucumbers into coarse pieces.

2.
Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup preparation step 2

Halve and seed melon.

3.
Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup preparation step 3

Cut out half of the flesh with a melon baller into balls, cover and refrigerate. Scrape out the rest of flesh with a spoon and reserve.

4.
Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup preparation step 4

Rinse, trim and cut scallions into large pieces.

5.
Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup preparation step 5

Rinse cilantro, shake dry and coarsely chop the leaves. Squeeze lemon.

6.
Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup preparation step 6

Combine cucumbers, scallions, reserved melon flesh and cilantro together with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, kefir and salt and pepper to taste. Puree with an immersion blender.

7.
Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup preparation step 7

Cut the chile pepper in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, rinse and cut very finely. Place the pieces of chile pepper in the soup.

8.
Chilled Melon and Cucumber Soup preparation step 8

Freeze the soup for about 45 minutes, stirring frequently. Rinse chives, shake dry, and cut into 3/4-inch long pieces. To serve the soup, place in iced bowls. Sprinkle the shrimp, melon balls and chives over the soup.