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Green Tea and Honey Cantaloupe Soup

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 6 cups cubed cantaloupe (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/3 cup apricot nectar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 8 lime peel twists

In small saucepan bring water just to boil. Remove from heat. Add tea bag to hot liquid. Steep tea 2 minutes. Remove and discard tea bag.

In food processor or blender combine half the cantaloupe, half the 1 cup yogurt, and half each of apricot nectar, ginger, honey, lime juice, and brewed tea. Cover; process or blend until smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Repeat with remaining half of ingredients. Stir into processed mixture in bowl. Cover; chill soup in refrigerator at least 2 hours.

To serve, ladle soup into chilled bowls. Garnish individual servings with 1 tablespoon yogurt and lime peel twist. Makes 8 servings.