watermelonsoup

It’s August in New York and it’s really hot!

When the weather tops 90 degrees, it is really important to stay hydrated (especially if you are working, exercising, or otherwise spending time outside) and here is a great watermelon soup recipe for doing just that.

This watermelon soup with cucumber, lime and cilantro is cool and delicious. Watermelon and cucumber both have a very high water content, so this is ideal as a light snack before or after exercise. It also makes a quick healthy snack in between meals or a nice start to a summer meal.

Recipe for Watermelon Soup with Cucumber, Lime and Cilantro

Yield: 1-2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

The amounts of the ingredients used in this watermelon cucumber soup recipe are very flexible. Feel free to add more watermelon, cilantro or lime (or exchange the latter two with other herbs/citrus). You can seed the cucumber if you like, but this is optional. I can also see adding a little minced Serrano chili if you are a fan of spicy foods, and you could add chopped avocado to the blender, or to the soup as a garnish, if you wish.

Ingredients:

*approx. 3 cups of watermelon (I used about 1/3 of a seedless mini watermelon)
*juice of 1/2 lime
*1/4 cup loosely packed chopped cilantro
*pinch of Himalayan or sea salt- optional
*1 small cucumber, peeled if the skin is thick (and/or if it is not organic), and roughly chopped

Directions:

1. Process your watermelon in a blender (I use a blendtec home blender) so that you have approximately 2 cups of puree.

2. Add the lime juice, the cilantro, the optional salt and blend again. Add the cucumber and blend briefly so that the cucumber is finely chopped into the soup (I like it when some chunks remain, but feel free to make this as smooth as you like). This is nice served in a hollowed out mini watermelon, or you can just sip it from your blender! Serves 1-2.

I am submitting this melon recipe to the Monthly Mingle, hosted this month by Chew On That!

 

7 Comments

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    Twitted by woolydaisy — August 17, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

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    Winnie — August 18, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    Thanks for the tweet Stephanie!

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    Irene Madrid — August 20, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

    I have made this particular watermelon soup numerous times. I’ve tried more complex varities but the extra work doesn ‘t make a difference.

    Refreshing and healthy!

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    A Marvelous Melon Roundup for the Monthly Mingle! | Chew On That — August 24, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

    [...] of Healthy Green Lifestyle made a Watermelon Soup with Cucumber Lime and Cilantro that looks outstanding! I love all of these flavors so I can’t imagine not liking this [...]

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    Joanne — August 26, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    I have heard of watermelon soup before but it is usually sweet and not savory. I love how you mixed it up here!

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    Central Bistro and Bar: A Review By Edan Goode | In Good Taste Denver — August 31, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    [...] our server who said Chef Salazar, who grew up in Puerto Rico, was inspired to create this dish by a chilled soup he would have as a child on tropic days so hot you couldn’t fathom cooking or eating. It was [...]

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    Central Bistro and Bar: A Review By Edan Goode | In Good Taste Denver — March 9, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    […] our server who said Chef Salazar, who grew up in Puerto Rico, was inspired to create this dish by a chilled soup he would have as a child on tropic days so hot you couldn’t fathom cooking or eating. It was […]

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