luvFAB recipe

melon soup

serves 6


  • 1  large ripe melon (cantaloupe), chilled, seeded and cut into large chunks
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. maldon salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 lbs. (125 gr.) prosciutto di parma, thinly sliced


in a blender, liquefy the melon chunks, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, maldon salt, and ground pepper until smooth.  transfer to a bowl, and refrigerate.

place prosciutto on a baking sheet, and bake in a 250 degrees (120 celsius) oven until crispy,  about 15 minutes.  remove from oven and crumble prosciutto into small pieces.

to serve, pour melon soup into small glasses or bowls, and sprinkle the prosciutto and finely sliced fresh mint.

melon soup can be made a day ahead and kept refrigerated, but be sure to liquefy in blender before serving.

staring at a glowing sunset and thinking about what to serve as an antipasto for a special dinner, brought to mind the abundant melons in the market.  prosciutto and melon was a possibility, but i had to start dinner with a surprise.  this was a special dinner.  using those flavours, i came up with a refreshing starter.  dinner started with a chilled melon soup.  it was just so refreshing, and everyone was surprised with this soup.  this luvFAB recipe set the appetite for the next course…delectable surprises are for thebestdressup now!

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31 Responses to luvFAB recipe

  1. boblist says:

    That looks amazing WOW!!b.

  2. Love melon soup, sounds so refreshing and delicious!

  3. ledrakenoir says:

    Sounds and looks delicious… 🙂

  4. Annelies says:

    It was beyond delicious and so was the rest of the meal! I was lucky enough to be invited :)))

  5. Janet Rörschåch says:

    That looks sooooo good. Thanks for using Maldon. My favorite salt. 😀

    • ciao! thanks:) i do like to use a variety of salts, and find that maldon is a ‘clean’ and delicate tasting salt. works so well with this recipe, as it does not alter the sweetness of the melon. i often use it with tartare dishes and salads…the crunchiness is wonderful.

  6. aryana0821 says:

    That looks so good and delicious:)

  7. Francesca says:

    Agreed: this is a fabulous recipe. 🙂

  8. ohlidia says:

    So beautiful! It must be sooooo tasty! Brava!

  9. Looks lovely… never thought of melon soup!

  10. Chilled soups in the summer are great. One of my favorites is the Gazpacho soup.

  11. afracooking says:

    Its been so crazy busy that I just have not visited for much too long. You have created some fabulous posts!! I’ll be honest I usually am not a soup person, but this one looks AMAZING! Must try it before the cold weather sets in. Grazie!

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