Want to Go to Hawaii?
Jun 22, 2017
Want to go to Hawaii?….yeah who doesn’t! But since not everyone can go or has ever been….Let’s pretend we are there by incorporating more tropical ingredients into our meals this summer.
Bananas, mango, papaya, melon, pineapple, starfruit & limes are just some of the Hawaiian fruits you will find year round in Hawaii.
I once ordered a Hawaiian soup at a restaurant while on vacation (no not in Hawaii - I wish!!) and I just had to try and recreate it because it was so delicious!
Here was the closest that I could come to it – you can serve it as a dessert after your meal or as an appetizer to the meal either way it is fantastic!
Chilled Hawaiian Soup
Preparation Time: 20 minutes Number of Servings: 4
- 2 large ripe mangos, peeled, stone removed, sliced or diced
- ½ cup fresh pineapple, chunked
- 4 oz plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup lite canned coconut milk
- 4 oz low-fat milk (1% or skim)
- 1 tablespoon 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon mint leaves, coarsely chopped (for garnish)
- Place mangos & pineapple in a food processor or blender.
- Add the Greek yogurt, lite coconut milk, low-fat milk, lime juice, lime zest, honey, and salt (if using) to the food processor and blend until all ingredients are smooth an there are no more chunks.
- Place the Hawaiian soup in the fridge to chill it for several hours before serving.
- Garnish with mint leaves just before serving.
- You can also chill the soup overnight in the fridge
- For a twist add ½ small serrano pepper to the soup before blending to add a kick!
- Garnish with fresh raspberries or any other fruit if you like.
Nutrition Facts (per serving if including the salt):
Calories: 143 Protein: 5.8gm Total Carbohydrates: 27gm Fiber: 2gm
Total Fat: 2.2gm Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 115mg
Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market