Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Soup Storm, Part deux

Alright, it hasn't been much of a "storm" yet, but I have an excuse. I have to prepare these soups (cold, summer varieties) at least once before throwing them your way. Peter is only home for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, so my options are slightly limited. Today, however, being cuarto de Julio, we are lunching in. I believe there are numerous other fruits one could include in this: kiwi, banana, orange, maybe even grapefruit(?). However, this is my blog, this is my recipe, this is my life (okay, enough of that). The amounts listed below would certainly serve 4 as a first course. Please don't sneer at the use of SunnyD - it brings more orangy flavor to things than any actual orange in my experience.

I don't toot my own horn too often (I have people for that), but when Peter is as enamored of something I make as he was this, I know I've made something good. He is very hard to please.

Melon etc. soup
1/2 ripe cantaloup, peeled and seeds removed, diced
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks, with juice if possible
1/2 cup SunnyD
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and seeded and chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
avocado slices (optional)
chopped parsley (optional)

Place ingredients in a food processor in batches and puree. Gather together in a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with avocado slices and/or parsley as desired.


Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I'm not sneering - I'm drooling. The stars and strips (so funny - I hadn't counted) were from Williams Sonoma - if I remember correctly - which I'm pretty sure I do
Mary x

Jenn said...

I am not ashamed to admit I used to drink SunnyD, so why would I sneer? :) One thing I still haven't tried though is a melon soup... it does sound lovely, especially with the jalapeno added!

Chris said...

I hadn't thought of SunnyD since Brett was a kid (drank it a lot) until just a day or two ago when I saw a commercial for it. They are changed the ubiquitous jug for a square one. It won't taste the same anymore, ha ha.

No sneering here!

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