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winter melon soup

Tung Qua Chinese Style Wintermelon Soup

Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Soups and salad
Servings 4 people
Calories 31 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 100 gms wintermelon chopped
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp gogi berries to garnish
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tsp pepper ground
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce to serve on side

Instructions
 

  • Wash the winter melon and remove the skin. Core the melon and remove the seeds . Chop into large cubes and into a soup pot pour in the stock, the water and add in the winter melon cubes.
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  • Cover and boil till cooked. The winter melon appears glassy it is cooked.
  • Strain out the melon, don't discard the stock.
  • Pulse it coarsely ( optional) and add it back to the stock.
  • Warm the soup , add in the pepper powder
  • Serve hot with soy sauce on the side and sesame seeds or other nuts to cut through the smoothness of the soup.

Notes

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Variations
1) you could add in a few mushrooms to bring out the earthiness in the soup
2) My kids like it with  a tinge of coconut cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.05gSodium: 560mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
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