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Chinese Five Spice Melon Soup

Chinese Five Spice Melon Soup

A luscious, silken, chilled soup. 

The trio of Chinese five-spice powder, grated ginger, and fresh Thai basil will wake up your taste buds for the next course.

Recipe Source: 

Reprinted with permission from You Won’t Believe It’s Salt-Free, by Robyn Webb. (DeCapo Press, 2012)

Prep Time: 

20 minutes, 2 hours chill time

Number of Servings: 

8 cups

  • 2 medium-size cantaloupes, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp sliced fresh Thai basil
  1. In a food processor or blender, puree the cantaloupe with the cream, sugar, lemon juice, and Chinese five-spice powder. Transfer the puree to a pitcher.
  2. Place the grated ginger in a piece of cheesecloth. Squeeze the ginger of its juice and add the juice to the cantaloupe mixture. Discard the ginger solids.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the cantaloupe soup for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Pour the soup into individual bowls and garnish with the Thai basil.