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Strawberry Melon Summer Soup

Strawberry Melon Summer Soup | Simply Fresh Dinners

Ha! I made PINK soup!  Isn’t it the craziest looking soup you’ve ever seen!?  Once you get past the colour though, you’ll love the flavours.  I expected it to be closer to the cantaloupe colour but seems the red wanted to take over.  I’ve been going a little crazy on my purchase of fresh fruit lately and suddenly found myself with some berries and melon that I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat in time so this recipe was born.

If you can operate a blender or food processor, you can make this tasty, cold summer soup.  No cooking involved.  Just blend all the ingredients and toss in the fridge for a couple hours to firm up.  You may want to blend it longer than I did but I tend to like my summer soups a little on the thick side.  And, (…I add this hesitantly..) if you really don’t care for Low Fat Greek Yogurt, you can substitute sour cream.  It will taste great but definitely adds some calories.  Just be sure to leave out the honey.  Sometimes though, we just have to go for it, right?

I’m all about limes these days and I loved the zing it added to this soup. I’ve switch my passion for lemons to limes for the moment and there seems to be no end in sight to the possibilities of this zesty little fruit!

What do you do when you have too much fruit on your hands?  I’d love to hear your recipes and suggestions.  Hope your day is a good one. Cheers!

Strawberry Melon Summer Soup | Simply Fresh Dinners

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A light summery soup with no refined sugar. The combination of melon and strawberries is divinely simple and scrumptious!
Robyn @ simplyfreshdinners.com:
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 large or 2 small cantaloupes, halved, seeded and cut into small chunks
  • 1.5 cups strawberries, thickly sliced
  • ½ cup Low Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • ¾ tablespoon minced ginger
  • the juice of half a lime
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • thinly sliced strawberries for garnish
  • lime slices
Instructions
  1. Combine cantaloupe, strawberries, yogurt, honey and ginger and lime juice in a blender or food processor, blending until smooth. You may have to do this in batches. If you require more thickness, add some additional yogurt and honey.
  2. Chill for 2 hours or up to 2 days. Use mint leaves, strawberries and lime slices to garnish.
  3. Note: I like to chill my soup bowls before serving to keep the soup cool especially if you're eating outdoors.
A light summery soup with no refined sugar. The combination of melon and strawberries is divinely simple and scrumptious! Simply Fresh Dinners.

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58 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie June 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

    This is amazing!! I have never, never, never had anything like this – it sounds so tasty and refreshing 🙂 And I must say that the color is quite pretty 🙂

    Thanks for sharing another fantastic recipe, sweet Robyn! Hugs to you!
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    • Reply Robyn June 27, 2014 at 5:59 am

      Well then, you have to try it, Stephanie! lol. It’s perfect for hot steamy days. Always love when you visit 🙂 Big hugs back to you!
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  • Reply Bam's Kitchen June 26, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Your strawberry melon soup sounds so refreshing. I love the pink colour. This would be a perfect dessert after a BBQ dinner as it is so light. I can’t have milk products so I am thinking of just blending your items minus the yogurt and just add a little champagne just before serving. Fabulous idea and spreading the word!!! Is it getting hot in Canada. It was 90 degrees here and lots of humidity so this dessert will be fantastic. We have a pool in our apartment complex and that is lovely but even more happier we have aircon as the heat and humidity rise even higher. Take Care, BAM
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    • Reply Robyn June 27, 2014 at 6:02 am

      Thanks so much, Bobbi. I think champagne would be perfect actually, and I may use that the next time I make it. Strawberries and champagne are so lovely together! It’s hot here but after that winter we had , you will never again hear me complaining about the heat, lol. Glad to hear you have a pool nearby!
      Hope your weekend is a little less busy than it’s been! Take care.
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  • Reply Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog June 26, 2014 at 9:58 am

    This is such a perfect soup/drink for the hot humid days in the summer. The color alone would perk me up, but I’m sure it tastes great too. I love all of the fresh healthy recipes on your site. Just started to follow you and looking forward to browsing through your recipes.

    • Reply Robyn June 27, 2014 at 6:03 am

      Thanks so much, Judee. I was delighted to find your blog as well. It seems that we share the same passion for healthy foods. Your salmon burger recipe had my mouth watering! Thanks for your visit 🙂
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  • Reply Nina June 26, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I’m sure it tastes delicious.
    It’ll be such a refreshing dessert.
    Beijinhos
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  • Reply Sandi June 26, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    This is a beautiful soup. I love how you combined strawberries with the cantaloupe for a unique flavor. Pinning this one for later.
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  • Reply Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods June 26, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    This has a beautiful color! And it’s natural! The cantaloupe and strawberries together must taste amazing!
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    • Reply Robyn June 27, 2014 at 7:01 am

      Thanks, Cindy! I was really pleased with the flavours. Thanks for popping by 🙂

  • Reply Marie June 26, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Robyn, this sounds so good. Refreshing and light – great for a hot summer day. I need to pick some mint soon before it gets too big. This looks like something I can use it in. Thanks for posting it!
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    • Reply Robyn June 27, 2014 at 7:01 am

      Don’t you love mint and strawberry together, Marie? I hope you try this. It really was great in the heat. Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Joe June 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    The pink colour itself is so appetizing !!
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    • Reply Robyn June 27, 2014 at 6:07 am

      Thanks, Joe and thanks so much for your visit. What an interesting blog you have! I`m looking forward to exploring more 🙂
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  • Reply Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life June 27, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I would never have thought to do anything like this! But it does look really good! And we just got a bunch of strawberries from our CSA!
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    • Reply Robyn June 27, 2014 at 6:05 am

      Thanks, Michelle. I just can`t get enough of strawberries these days! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
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  • Reply Maria June 27, 2014 at 11:16 am

    All of these ingredients are so good for the summer, I must give this s try!
    Maria
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  • Reply Carrie Groneman June 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I cannot even wrap my head around what this would taste like, but my mouth wants some right now! Stopping by from ADishOfDailyLife party. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow
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    • Reply Robyn June 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      LOL,that is sort of how this came about, Carrie. I had some leftovers of both and I was curious. I had served strawberries in cantaloupe before so I thought, why not? Hope you try it! 🙂
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  • Reply cheri June 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Robyn, love this soup and the color too, it’s gorgeous! I bet this taste delicious, I once made a berry soup that I loved that I forgot all about until now.
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    • Reply Robyn June 28, 2014 at 8:10 am

      I’d love to hear about your recipe, Cheri! I can’t get enough of fresh berries right now. Hope you’re having a great weekend.
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  • Reply Wendy @ www.mamasblogcentral.com June 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

    This looks amazing. Love the freshness of it.
    I would love for you to share this a my T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ MamasBlogCentral.com Have a great weekend!
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  • Reply Miz Helen June 28, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Happy Saturday Robyn!
    I just love fruit soups in the summer. Your Strawberry Melon Summer Soup will sure be one that I will be trying very soon. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Robyn June 29, 2014 at 6:26 am

      Thanks so much, Miz Helen! I hope you’ll let me know what you think. Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. 🙂
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  • Reply Medeja June 29, 2014 at 6:12 am

    This soup sounds so refreshing and delicious! The color is lovely too 🙂
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    • Reply Robyn July 1, 2014 at 5:13 am

      Thank you, Medeja! I was a little surprised at how pink it came out and even more surprised that people seem to like it that way, lol. Have a wonderful day!
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  • Reply Anita Rivera June 29, 2014 at 6:42 am

    DEAR FRIEND! I just added your name and link to my list, as I see you came by and gave me the green light that you’d participate! YAHHHHHOOO! You always serve up not only sensational recipes, but your addition of interesting tidbits from other parts of life will be so perfect. Choose whatever European destination you wish and GO TO TOWN! Now, I’ve added your link to my list, but I think that for your specific post, it looks as if I need to link to that specific post. How does your link work…it seems as if a specific link only appears for each post…we’ll figure it out. MERCI!!!! Anita

    • Reply Robyn June 29, 2014 at 7:07 am

      LOL, I’m thrilled to participate, Anita, but I have no idea what to do about the link. I’m really looking forward to this and will talk to you about it soon as I have many questions!
      Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. 🙂
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  • Reply Marla June 29, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Love this recipe Robyn. I love fruit and this sounds so cooling and refreshing on a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop. Shared on google & Pinterest.
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    • Reply Robyn June 29, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks, Marla! It is fast becoming a favourite of mine. Always happy to join your party. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Pure Grace Farms June 29, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful soup, sound so refreshing too! Thanks for partying with us this week at Let’s Get Real.

    • Reply Robyn July 1, 2014 at 5:07 am

      Thanks, Shari! So great to see you co-hosting the party this week. It’s one of my favourites!
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  • Reply Mary June 30, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Hi Robyn, Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th to you! I love Summer and I too go a little over board with the fruit. I’m going to try the soup recipe, it sounds fantastic. Lately I’ve been making a lot of faux ice cream. I think your soup recipe would also freeze nicely into a frozen dessert as well. What kind of boat do you have?
    That sounds like a lot of fun!
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    • Reply Robyn July 1, 2014 at 5:10 am

      Hi Mary,
      Thanks so much. Happy 4th to you as well. I think you’re right about the freezing. Perhaps I would leave out the yogurt to do that.
      There is a picture of my boat in the ‘about me’ section. It’s a Performance Trawler. Loads of fun!
      Thanks always for your generosity, Mary! It’s such an honour to be featured on your blog 🙂
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  • Reply Linda June 30, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    How beautiful and so refreshing. Love the pink color and I bet it’s wonderful. Your photos look amazing.
    Happy Canada Day…Have fun….Lots of love from WW.
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    • Reply Robyn July 1, 2014 at 5:11 am

      Thanks so much, WW. I can’t take all the credit though – it’s the new lens, lol.
      So glad you’re feeling better and it was great to hear from you. Time for a phone call soon! Happy 4th to you, my friend. xoxo
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  • Reply Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen July 1, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Beautiful soup Robyn. I would have never guessed by the color that it contained cantaloupe. I love to discover refreshing soups like this and know I would enjoy this as a starter or as a dessert Thanks for stopping by and it’s very nice to meet you.
    Sam
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    • Reply Robyn July 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

      Thanks so much, Sam. I was surprised by the colour, too! Nice to meet you too, and a pleasure to discover your lovely blog 🙂
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  • Reply Adelina Priddis July 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I have to say it makes me think smoothie, but served up in a bowl. I love the addition of ginger though, I bet that really made it. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday
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  • Reply Diane (@SimpleLivingEat) July 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Your soup looks so amazingly refreshing. Pinned, so glad you brought it to foodie friday.

    • Reply Robyn July 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks, Diane. It’s always a pleasure to visit you on Fridays to see what delectable dishes you are serving up!

  • Reply Pat July 1, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I love the mix of flavors in this soup! I have made something similar as a breakfast drink but the soup idea appeals to me as dessert! Beautiful photos! 🙂

    • Reply Robyn July 2, 2014 at 3:30 am

      Thanks, Pat. I think the ginger and mint turned it into a soup although I think most people would have blended it longer than I did. I don’t like a thin soup though, lol. Thanks so much for your visit and kind words!
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  • Reply Marla July 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Hi Robyn,
    Just wanted to let you know that I have chosen your recipe and post as one of my features on this weeks Real Food Fridays Blog Hop. Thanks for being part of Real Food Fridays and sharing your info. Have a great 4th of July weekend.
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  • Reply Laura@Baking in Pyjamas July 6, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Love the combination of melon and strawberries. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
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  • Reply Miz Helen July 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured this week on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

  • Reply Cheryl July 6, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    This sounds so yummy and fresh! I’ve never tried a cold soup, but this one is going on my “to try” list! Thanks for bringing it to The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party! See you next week! HUGS
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    • Reply Robyn July 7, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks so much, Cheryl. See you at the party! 🙂
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