Tasty Tuesday – Melon Inspiration

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our eighteenth  participating post!

A few weeks ago, one of our buddies (we think it was the Urban Hounds) wrote a post about watermelon.  A few days ago, Mom realized that she needed to cut the cantaloupe sitting on our windowsill.

As her faithful Kitchen K-9s, we insisted on conducting QC (quality control!)  Mom finally multitasked and took pictures as we taste tested.

The following recipe caught Mom’s attention enough to add to her database.  She has not prepared it yet.

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Tarragon Syrup

For The Soup

  • 1 large ripe cantaloupe (about 4 pounds), seeds and rind removed, cut into chunks, plus thin wedges for garnish
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of coarse salt

For The Syrup

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 sprigs tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


Make the soup: Working in 2 batches, puree cantaloupe, sour cream, honey, lemon juice, and salt in a blender until smooth. Press through a fine sieve into a bowl. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

Make the syrup: Bring sugar and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Boil until syrup has reduced to 2/3 cup, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; add tarragon. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until cold, 1 hour.

Puree syrup, tarragon, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use; stir just before serving.

Divide soup among bowls. Drizzle with tarragon syrup; garnish with cantaloupe wedges and tarragon sprigs.

Another great, cantaloupe day.


28 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – Melon Inspiration

  1. Hi Jet, I’s tried a little piece of melon..it was scrummy 🙂 Humoms gonna try the recipe..fank your Mommy for postin it…wez loves new food idea’s 🙂
    Have a great day
    Hugs Mollie xx

    • Hey Mollie, Hey Alfie, Jet here.

      I’m delighted to read that you enjoyed and expanded your palate! Tell Humom to send Mom pictures on her Kitchen Counselor Facebook page! Mom loves to share, she’s the Kitchen Counselor after all! 🙂

  2. As a dog I will skip the soup and stick to the basic melon – we love fruits and veggies at our house but the soup might be good for our mom. Thanks for sharing!

  3. We are so honored to be mentioned in your bog. That soup looks amazing, one of my favorite soups is chilled peach soup, my mom made it when I was a kid. This soup looks similarly amazing!

    urban hounds

    • Hey Urban Hounds, Jet here. Hi Miss Kate.

      Smiling… Our absolute pleasure!

      ooohhh… that sounds good Miss Kate… if you feel comfortable sharing the recipe, Mom will save in data base.

      Feel free to send in any pictures to her Kitchen Counselor FB page!!

  4. Hi sweet Jetty – HOORAY I just love seeing pics of you and the beautiful JJ! Just love your sweet faces enjoying some yummy melon, Rex and Cassie love melon also, Barkley not so much!

    sending fruity goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Pluffy

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Awww shucks Miss Wendy, thanks for your compliments. Our faces would enjoy seeing you again! You give the BEST hugs!

      Wow, maybe JJ and I should have a chat with Barkley to let him know what he’s missing!

      Sending cantaloupe Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxoxo

    • Hey Litchi, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      My Nana, (Mom’s Mom) used to make different meal elements in Mom’s house, so she grew up with that practice. Mom continued the same to a degree with my human sister, Rachel. Now she feels more like you!

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