mango coconut lime soup

Let’s go to Hawaii!

Too expensive? Then make this soup and close your eyes. The combination of mango, coconut and lime will take your taste buds there for almost free.

I love fruit soups and later the summer I always make plum soup, but a couple of years ago I started making this mango soup. It was finalist in a recipe contest on Food52, and I posted it about it here, but like anything else I make, I keep tweaking it a bit and thought I’d share the newest version with you. Mango is a very pulpy fruit, and processes into a thick liquid. I took it to a potluck recently and while the flavors were like a fresh tropical breeze, it was more smoothie than soup. I’ve reduced the yogurt and increased the coconut milk and low-fat milk. And I added a little lime zest. It’s still thicker than, say, a broth, but it’s more soup now than smoothie without losing the Island feel.

mango coconut lime soup

Something else I keep tweaking is this blog – which is one of the many things I love about self-publishing. The latest tweak is to begin including dietary information with each post. Even when making our own food from scratch, or nearly so, we are a consuming public who want to know details about the sustenance we’re feeding our bodies. As time goes on, I’ll likely tweak the information and format, but for now I’m transferring the information from My Fitness Pal app that I use to track my daily calories and exercise. If there’s specific information you’re interested in that’s not shown, just let me know and I’ll add it if possible.

Notes for the Vegetarian-Omnivore Table:

Crabmeat is a great combination with mango, so crab cakes would be my first choice!

Mango, Coconut and Lime Soup (for a little trip to Hawaii)

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients...

  • 3 ripe mangos
  • 1/2 seven-ounce container of plain, Fage 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 Serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 teaspoon mint leaves
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Directions...

  1. Slice the mangos in half around the large seed in the middle. Cross hatch the fruit, scoop it out with a spoon, and put into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, and whirl like crazy until smooth. If you don't have a food processor, I'm sure a blender would work fine too.
  3. Chill for several hours before serving, or better yet - chill overnight in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition Information (per serving)

Calories:  184

Fat:  3.4 grams

-Saturated: 2.3 grams

Carbs:  33.6 grams

Sugars: 29.7 grams

Protein: 7.1 grams

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  1. Linda @ForkandForage June 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Ah Hawaii; one of my favorite places to vacation. Love the idea of a cold, fruity soup and mango has such a wonderful taste. :)
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  2. apuginthekitchen June 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I too love fruit soup. This sounds luscious and tropical. You are so right the combination of mango, coconut and lime is heavenly!!

  3. Lizthechef June 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Wonderful recipe and just what I need for my Kauai “withdrawal”. I love tropical flavors, especially mango.
    Lizthechef recently posted..Pineapple – Meyer Lemon MargaritaMy Profile

  4. cheri June 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Hi Susan, have not bee to Hawaii in years, funny the hubs and I have been talking about it, maybe this soup will get him in the mood. Love fruit soups, this looks wonderful. It’s really nice that you have the nutritional info on here now too.
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  5. Librarian Lavender June 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    This is a perfect summer recipe! I’m not going on holiday, so I will do as you advice, make this wonderful soup and close my eyes!

  6. Choc Chip Uru June 18, 2014 at 5:18 am #

    I had to pin this incredible soup, it looks like a tropical fantasy :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  7. Oui, Chef June 19, 2014 at 4:08 am #

    Stunning…..like summer in a bowl, can’t wait to try this one!
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  8. Emma June 20, 2014 at 3:47 am #

    This soup looks so delicious. Stunning photos. Mango, coconut and lime – heaven! I am so happy to have found your blog. Thank you for sharing. Emma xx

  9. mjskit June 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    I’m a big fan of fruit soups as well and this one is a keeper. Love the combo of mango and lime!
    mjskit recently posted..Bok Choy with Pecans and LemongrassMy Profile

  10. Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog July 6, 2014 at 5:29 am #

    I’ve never tasted a fruit soup, but we are big mango and lime lovers. Pinning this recipe for a hot day.

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