CHILLED COURGETTE SOUP WITH CANTALOUPE MELON AND CREME FRAICHE
This is such a refreshing soup for a hot day, full of flavour and rather pretty.
Place your soup bowls in the fridge ready for serving.
Sauté the shallots, garlic and courgettes in the oil and butter until just starting to soften.
Add the hot vegetable stock and simmer until the courgettes are just soft.
Purée in a blender with the mint leaves, watercress and crème fraîche. Check the seasoning then chill in the fridge. Remember when serving chilled foods they need a little more seasoning than hot.
Blitz just 350g of the melon with the ginger, honey and lemon juice. Chill in the fridge.
Cut the remainder of the melon into small cubes.
Pour the courgette soup into bowls, top with some swirls of the melon mix.
Dot with chives, crème fraîche, oil and melon cubes.