Spiced Watermelon Soup

This refreshing, summery soup is packed with flavour and only takes ten minutes to prepare. You can make it as mild or as spicy as you prefer; just be sure not to overwhelm the watermelon’s bright, fresh taste. It’s nice to serve in clear glasses or bowls to show off the soup’s gorgeous colour.

This watermelon soup is as delicious as it is pretty, and it only takes ten minutes to prepare!

This watermelon soup is as delicious as it is pretty, and it only takes ten minutes to prepare!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) finely chopped gingerroot
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) finely chopped shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 5 cups (1.25 L) coarsely chopped seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 mL) hot sauce (or more, to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves, for garnish

Method

  • Put olive oil in a small saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Add ginger, shallot and garlic and cook, stirring often, for three minutes or until slightly softened.
  • Put chopped watermelon in a blender (or a large bowl, if using an immersion/stick blender) and add cooked seasonings.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Add lime juice, hot sauce and salt. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with a sprinkling of chopped mint, or chill and serve within 2 days.

Makes 4 servings.

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About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.
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6 Responses to Spiced Watermelon Soup

  1. tastasty says:

    Watermelon soup – what a great idea, sounds delicious..:)

  2. juliemason5 says:

    Interesting concept for soup! love the presentation!

  3. jo says:

    found the watermelon soup – thanks for the suggestion – wish me good luck
    very nice meeting you last night
    your blog site is amazing
    jo

    • Paula Roy says:

      Lovely to meet you as well and glad you found the soup recipe. Thanks for your kind words regarding my blog…it is a very fun (and delicious) project! Good luck with your dinner party.

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