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Melon Gazpacho Soup

Melon Gazpacho soup. A chilled melon soup with crispy prosciutto, creme fraiche and plenty of freshly ground pepper. This chilled soup is light, quick and perfect for summer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • 2 small cantaloupe melons
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 4 teaspoon creme fraiche
  • 1 squeeze lemon
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • olive to drizzle on top

Instructions

  • First, chop up the melon into medium sized chunks and remove the skin and the seeds. Place it in a high speed food processor or blender and blitz until smooth, thick and creamy
  • Add a pinch of salt and a good squeeze of lemon juice and blitz once more.
  • Lay slices of prosciutto on a baking tray and place it under a hot grill (broiler) until crispy. 
  • Pour the melon soup into small bowls and top with a dollop of creme fraiche, crumble pieces of crispy prosciutto, a grinding of black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!

Notes

Tips For Making This Melon Gazpacho Soup;

  • You really need a powerful food processor for this or you can use a blender. The melon shouldn't be grainy or have a pulp texture, keep blending until it's smooth and thick.
  • You can blitz the melon soup in advance and store it in the fridge until you're ready to serve.
  • Add a pinch of salt and a good squeeze of lemon juice then taste to see if it needs more. It should be zingy and have a good balance of sweet and savoury.
  • I really like the taste of creme fraiche in this but you could also use yogurt and possibly sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Melon Gazpacho Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 765mg22%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 9335IU187%
Vitamin C 101.8mg123%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 765mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 9335IU | Vitamin C: 101.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.6mg