All the vegetable creams do not go associate with cold stations, hot broths good that warm up the body to us while we see snow by the window.
Thanks to the gastronomical diversity of many countries, we counted on cold creams, as the cream of leek, or in this case, the cold soup of melon.
Something that perfectly fits at any time or celebration and a great opportunity of consumption in warm stations, where we can enjoy the culture and consumption of melon.
Nutritional composition and benefits
The melon we can approximately take advantage of 60% of the total fruit, eliminating the fibrous rind, parts and the seeds. A fruit that contains a great amount of water with a pile of vitamins.
The part of water almost represents 95% of the total of the fruit, reason why its consumption is very advantageous when we have problems of retention of liquids or lack of hydration.
In order to do us to the day than we are going to eat, we presented the nutritional information and the benefits to you of the consumption of the cold melon soup.
Nutritional composition of the melon by each 100 grams Composition
28 kcal Proteins
0.6 grams Fats
0 grams Carbohydrates
6 grams Fiber
As you can see, the melon is a rich water food, with null fat content and contributes average of fiber.
The importance of its consumption also is in the vitamin content that presents. Composition Concentration
% recommended newspaper B1 vitamin (thiamin) 0.04 mgs
3.33% B2 vitamin (riboflavin) 0.02 mgs
1.25% B3 vitamin (niacina) 0.07 mgs
2.94% B6 vitamin 0.07 mgs
4.11% Folatos 30 Î¼g
7.5% Vitamin C 25 mgs
41.6% Vitamin A 3 Î¼g
0.33% Vitamin E 0.1 mgs
- As far as minerals, they emphasize the following:
- Calcium (14 mgs)
- Magnesium (17 mgs)
- Sodium (14 mgs)
- Potassium (320 mgs)
Iron (0.4 mgs)
The myth of the melon at night¦
There is a phrase that standard of parents and mothers to children and takes thus during several centuries. In some cases it is taken exactly, but without questioning itself why.
We talked about to the following phrase:
The melon in the morning gold, in the evening silver and at night kills
And he is something that does not have much sense when, since we have commented, 95% of its content are water.
By its sugar content, in the antiquity its consumption with meats very especiadas and other elements was recommended to accompany it. When not existing form of storage in cold, the fermentation of the melon was fast and it rotted easily.
Nevertheless, there are no scientific evidences that advise against their consumption at night. It can be that a food, healthful and in principle compatible does not feel to us or, but will do it is in the morning its consumption or, also, at night.
How to prepare the cold melon soup
- In order to prepare the prescription of cold melon soup for 4 companions at table, we needed the following ingredients.
- 1 kg of melon
- 2 natural yogurts (or 500 ml of liquid cream)
- Salt and black pepper to the pleasure
- Extra virgin olive oil
3 to 4 leaves of mint (optional)
Way of preparation
First of everything it is to prepare the main ingredient, the melon. We clear the rind and we peeled in small pieces. It tries to eliminate all the nuggets not to find them in the plate and that loses visual quality in the emplatado one.
In a crushing machine, we add to the melon pieces along with yogurt or the liquid cream (according to what you have chosen). We add to salt and the pepper to the pleasure.
We crush well until the consistency and final texture are to our pleasure. We try if the salt point is the adapted one and corrected in necessary case.
Once finished the process, he is advisable to cool during a pair of hours so that it takes a different texture and one uses to the suitable temperature.
One accompanies by some mint small leaves, in necessary case, and some drops of extra virgin olive oil.
The cold melon soup can be accompanied by very small small cubes or lonchas of mountain ham, since the combination of sugars of the melon along with the salt of this protein fits perfectly.
When yogurts are used as it bases creamy, we obtain a more light prescription with respect to the original one that we can find in many sites.
The melon soup without cream replaces the greater amount of fat than usually they contain the liquid creams by yogurt. It will have rather less cremosidad but also we saved enough calories.
In addition, also you will have many options of yogurts to incorporate to the melon cream prescription. There are them with minor contained in fat but much cremosidad. Those would be the indicated ones to prepare this plate.
Melon soup with crisp ham
We can incorporate a slight variation for the lovers of the crisp thing. And it is that it is truth that a cream consumed in cold desire much more whatever we toasted slightly the ham swearwords to increase its crisp texture.
For it, with very little oil, since of in case it has quite greasy, we passed through the frying pan the swearwords of ham and without stopping to move we left during some minutes.
When tinier they are the swearwords (or even laminae), more crisp aspect we will obtain.
Other versions to the melon cream
Along with these ingredients, we can play to combine them to have different versions from the cold melon soup.
Some basil leaves
Cold melon soup with the Coco
A slight variation with the traditional melon cream but especially indicated for the lovers of the Coco. As you can see, in this prescription type especially indicated for summer and moments of heat, we selected to fresh fruits and vegetables to you (cucumber, the Coco, pineapple, avocado, etc.).
For this prescription of melon and the Coco we needed the following ingredients. For 2 or 3 people Time of preparation:
- 10 minutes Utensils: beater
- 1 small sweet melon or 4 or 5 slices of one great one.
- Coco cream (we can buy it or do personally)
- Extra virgin salt, olive oil and pepper
Basil or fresh mint
The possibilities of introducing more sweet or acid fruits to the prescription are practically infinite. Also it is possible to be combined with spices that contribute a special touch, as ginger or something sharp as cayena or different chili peppers.
Also, it can be appropriate to incorporate fruits droughts to the plate, whose crisp texture fits with the cremosidad of a soup or cold cream.
Cold melon soup in Thermomix
To that already they have this fabulous tool, you will save time in preparation and it will grant an extra to you of comfort in the preparation of the cold melon cream.
The average time of preparation with the Thermomix is inferior to 5 minutes, thanks to the crushing options that offer the tool to us.
- Steps to follow:
- We cut the melon in pieces (it gives equal his size) and crushed during 60 seconds at speed 10.
- We add to yogurt or evaporated milk (according to tastes), salt and the pepper and some drops of oil. We mix during means minute at speed 4.
We prove the melon soup to see if correctly it is ripened, in which case opposite we will correct until arriving at the indicated point.
In this point still we can play with the point of ideal texture of the cold melon soup, since we can add something of water or to crush during more time at high speeds.
It is important to serve in cold, reason why we will let to minimum 30 minutes cool until it reaches the ideal temperature of consumption.