Cantaloupe Soup with Prosciutto-Mozzarella Sandwiches

Cantaloupe Soup with Prosciutto-Mozzarella Sandwiches Recipe

Few recipes that come together in minutes have a lot of sass and surprise. This is an exception. The ingredients couldn’t be more accessible, and the results couldn’t be less expected.–Editors of Real Simple

LC Picnic In a Pinch Note

If you’re anything like us, chances are at least once this summer you’ll decide to do the picnic thing and find yourself running to the store desperately seeking something as easy and lovely as just cheese, cured meats, fruit, and bread…but that isn’t cheese, cured meats, fruit, and bread. Just, you know, for the sake of sass and surprise. Behold, your solution. And actually, it’s also your solution to what to lug to work for lunch. Anything portable enough for a picnic is probably equally well suited to lunch. If you think about it, if we treated lunch every day as though it were a picnic, work may not seem so bad….

Cantaloupe Soup with Prosciutto-Mozzarella Sandwiches Recipe

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • Serves 6

Ingredients

  • For the sandwiches
  • 2 small baguettes
  • 2 8-ounce balls fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced
  • 1/2 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • For the soup
  • 2 cantaloupes, chilled, halved, and seeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 fresh mint leaves, cut into thin strips or torn into itty bitty pieces

Directions

  • Make the sandwiches
  • 1. Cut each baguette in half lengthwise, then slice each baguette portion crosswise into thirds.
  • 2. Place a slice or three of mozzarella and prosciutto on the bottom of each baguette. Drizzle with the oil and then sandwich each with the corresponding top portion of the baguette.
  • Make the soup
  • 3. Purée the cantaloupe and salt in a blender until smooth. Pour the soup into bowls and sprinkle with the pepper and fresh mint.
  • 4. Serve the soup with the sandwiches.
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Comments
Comments
  1. Penny Wolf says:

    That looks so satisfying together and really adaptable to items on hand. I always need a dessert so I would add my corn ice cream.

    • Renee Schettler Rossi, LC Editor-in-Chief says:

      Exactly, Penny. So simple. So versatile. Curious to hear which corn ice cream recipe you fancy. I’ve been dabbling with some but haven’t settled on any, so love to know your preference…thanks!

      • Penny Wolf says:

        Sure! From one midwestern to another, as I eat a tomato sandwich.

        2 ears of bicolor corn cut off of the cob and cob scraped well
        I add 1 cup of milk and whirl it up in the blender then I strain it.
        I add this corn milk to 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 2 cups
        cream. Season with a pinch of salt, cinnamon, and Mexican vanilla.

        I am so glad to have made it. I also like a light drizzle of maple syrup.

        • Renee Schettler Rossi, LC Editor-in-Chief says:

          Ah, perfect, Penny! Of course, the sweetened condensed milk as cheat. Brilliant. And yes, you called me out on my midwestern penchant for sweet corn—not just for eating it, but buying gobs and gobs of it. Just can’t help myself. This will help make a dent in it…

  2. Rosie says:

    This sounds like the *perfect* blend of sweet and salty. Have you also tried the sandwiches with a little vinaigrette instead of just the oil? I’ll bet that would compliment the cheese and prosciutto nicely.

    @}—-Rosie

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