Chilled Beet-Cantaloupe Soup ala Nita
 
2 lb.  beets or. equivalent canned cut beets
  butter or oil
1 medium  vidalia or sweet type onion, peeled, chopped
2 clove  fresh garlic, crushed, peeled, minced
1/2 tsp  salt
1/4 cup  granulated sugar (to taste, optional)
1   cantaloupe, seeded
  juice and zest of 2 fresh lemons
1 cup  fresh orange juice
 
cook and peel beets or use canned beets. cut into quarters and set aside. 
cook onion in 1 tbsp. butter or oil until somewhat translucent. add garlic 
for last minute. do not brown garlic or it will be bitter. puree onions 
and beets in food processor. seed cantaloupe and scoop it out and puree it 
with the beets. season with lemon juice and salt. add orange juice and 
chill. (ice cubes will chill quickly -- substitute them for the water) 
 
 
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(ID: 12062) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Thu, Jun 26, 2003


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