Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Courtesy of Zel Allen's Vegetarians in Paradise


2 medium cantaloupes, seeded, peeled and cut into chunks.
8 ripe sweet red or purple plums
8 ripe sweet apricots
6 fresh sprigs of mint


Put cantaloupe chunks into a blender or food processor in batches and puree completely. Transfer to a large bowl. Remove seeds from plums and apricots, and puree separately. Transfer each to a small bowl. To serve, ladle cantaloupe puree into individual soup bowls. Add a small ladle of plum puree and apricot puree to the center. Gently swirl with a large spoon or fork. Garnish center with a sprig of mint for that finishing touch and enjoy the compliments from 6 grateful diners.

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