Feel like you’ve spent your entire life in the customer service line? Tired of being fed the robotic, ubiquitous and industrial tomato soup with grilled processed cheese? Then give today’s lunch menu a go with someone you love. This light and tasty combo is vegetarian friendly and takes advantage of two peak late-summer crops. Its slightly adventurous and playful, but won’t alienate lovers of the S&S tradition. C’mon, Robots need love too…
Chilled Cantaloupe “Soup”
½ cantaloupe, seeded and cut into chunks
¼ c. heavy cream, sprinkle of sugar, drop of vanilla – combined and lightly whipped
Puree the cantaloupe in a blender or food processor, divide between two bowls. Drizzle with the cream (you won’t need all of it).
½ large cucumber, peeled
3 chive stalks and 6 mint leaves, chopped
Mirin, rice wine vinegar, pinch of sugar, pinch of salt, splash of olive oil
2 slices thin white bread
1 T. Boursin
Using a vegetable peeler, peel ribbons of cucumber from the length of the cucumber stopping when the seeds are reached. In a bowl toss together the cucumber ribbons, chive, mint, Mirin, vinegar, sugar, salt and olive oil. Spread the Boursin thinly over the two slices of bread, divide the cucumber mixture between the two slices.
Playlist included Dan Mangan’s Robots (Robots need love, too. They want to be loved by you.)