Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chilled Watermelon Soup

Last week we saw some pretty hot temperatures up here in the Northeast.  How convenient, then, that I was creating a chilled soup for the 5 Star Foodie Makeover Challenge this month!


I thought I'd play on one of my favorite summer salads and created this chilled watermelon soup.  Unfortunately I had forgotten about the feta I picked up for the soup when I took the pictures, so you'll have imagine some of that in the bowl ;)  It definitely adds a nice dimension to the soup, so I wouldn't leave it out!


Thanks to the fabulous Natasha & Lazaro for hosting!  There's lots of summer left, why not jump on the cold soup train?!



Chilled Watermelon Soup
Recipe by Shannon
Serves 1-2

For the soup:
1 1/2c cubed watermelon
1/4c grape tomatoes
1-2 basil leaves (a few mint leaves would also work well)
dash of salt

For serving:
cherry tomatoes, halved
crumbled feta
hot sauce/chili oil, if desired

Add soup ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.  Strain and chill for a few hours.

To serve, place some tomatoes and feta in a bowl and top with chilled soup.  Top with some hot sauce or chili oil to give it a little kick, if you're into that sort of thing ;)


What's your favorite way to cool off in the summer??

33 comments:

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

Oh, I'm all about cold soups when it gets ridiculously hot outside! This sounds so refreshing =).

Elizabeth said...

Mmm, I love cold soups. I'd love to make white gazpacho, one of my favorite cold soups.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love reading about all of these chilled soups this week!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

Oooh I've never had chilled watermelon soup, sounds interesting! My favorite way to cool off is definitely ice cream or fro yo :)

Natalie said...

I am so obsessed with watermelon--I prefer to eat it plain but I'm not opposed to trying new things, like this soup :)

Janetha @ meals & moves said...

this looks and sounds perfect! it's almost 100 degrees all week so it would be so great!

Daisy said...

what a gorgeous and vibrant color. just lovely!

Laura said...

This sounds fantastic. Especially with a little salty feta to finish it off.

Lazaro Cooks said...

That would be such an awesome soup here in Miami where it is so hot. Don't really need the cheese, perfect as is.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

Love this soup - it's looks so colorful, refreshing, and very yummy. I've had watermelon soup before, but it was creamy - this looks very nice.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

what a great idea for summer!

Ricki said...

This reminds me of the watermelon-basil cooler (drink) I posted a while back except of course mine had no tomato--I would never have thought to make this combination of ingredients into a savory soup! Sounds great and uber refreshing. I'll have to try it this way! :)

Joanne said...

I love the savory spin you put on the watermelon! The feta really is the ideal addition.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This is so pretty! The color is amazing! Plus is sounds super delicous...yum!

Faith said...

I love the beautiful color of your soup! I bet feta is the perfect addition!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

I love that salad so how awesome to turn it into a soup. Watermelon screams summer and coolness. Great job.

Natasha Price said...

Beautiful! I like the basil here with the watermelon.

Tiny Urban Kitchen said...

This looks fantastic Shannon! It's making me so thirsty just looking at it!

Megan said...

I would definitely love this soup! Watermelon and feta is one of my favorite summer pairings. So perfect for a hot day!

Biz said...

I've never even had a chilled soup before, but this looks delicious!

Popcicles are my go to in the summer to cool down!

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

This sounds amazing! I'm looking forward to many cold soups this summer!

angela@spinachtiger said...

This is exactly my vision for a great watermelon soup. The acid in the tomatoes give it the zing it needs. Love your pictures too.

Joan Nova said...

I think the feta is a nice addition to the soup (I imagined it there as instructed). :)

lostpastremembered said...

WHo needs little white bits floating in a soup this beautiful! It looks simply perfect the way it is. Chili oil is a great addition. As the temperature is rising, this is a perfect way to lighten up deliciously.

Marisa said...

Yay team watermelon! lol this sounds so refreshing. I love your video, too. Makes me want some of your soup even more!

Victoria said...

This looks crazy refreshing! I love feta with watermelon and feta with tomatoes. This is a really lovely summer dish :)

Lori Lynn said...

Nice 'n cold! Super-summery. Definitely like the idea of hot chili oil to balance the cold soup.
LL

Maya Mohd said...

I'd imagine a cold tomato gazpacho with watermelon cubes would be more commonly served in the summer heat, but I just love the way you turned it the other way round here. Way more refreshing!

Tanantha said...

Oh watermelon, you are a life-saver for us this Summer. What a beautiful soup Shannon. I love the color and how playful this soup is. I can sip -oops- eat this all way.

Magic of Spice said...

This is a perfect soup for hot weather! And I agree that the feta is a wonderful add, plus a bit of chili oil...delicious!

Kerstin said...

It's so pretty! I haven't had a lot of chilled soups but would love to try this one- it sounds so refreshing!

Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ said...

I love the addition of the cherry tomatoes. So fun!

Rosiecat said...

Hmm, an interesting flavor combination! I'd probably go for this in salad form over soup form, but either way, it sounds very refreshing, like a nice way to start a summer lunch or dinner.

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