Chilled Peach Soup

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Cool off with this delicious, revitalizing recipe

Serve this refreshing summer soup in cups or bowls, garnished with fragrant sprigs of mint. Substitute freshly squeezed orange juice for the apple juice, if you like.

Serves: 6 to 8

INGREDIENTS
• 6 large ripe peaches
• 2 cups water
• 1 cup apple juice
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1 lime, Zest and juice of
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Mint sprigs

METHOD
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Cut a small “X” through the bottom of each peach, then drop them into the water to blanch for about 20 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer peaches to a bowl of ice water. When peaches are cooled, drain well then peel them, starting from the “X” at the bottom of each peach. Discard skin and pits and transfer peaches to a blender.

Add water, apple juice, honey, lime zest and juice, salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.

Pour soup into bowls or cups, garnish with mint and serve.

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