Red and Yellow Watermelon Soup

Red and Yellow Watermelon Soup

I finally managed to tear myself away from the wonderful strawberries and peaches that I’ve been eating lately to focus on some of the other summer fruits that abound. Next up, is watermelon. Instead of the usual wedges, I made a refreshing, two-toned chilled watermelon soup.

I got the red watermelon at the local farmer’s market. Unfortunately, I didn’t see the yellow ones and had to get that at the grocery store. It wasn’t quite as sweet as I expected, but I’m hoping to find it at the farmer’s market to try as it’s supposed to be sweeter than the red.

Red and Yellow Watermelon Soup
Serves 2

4 cups ripe red watermelon, seeded and cut into pieces
4 cups ripe yellow watermelon, seeded and cut into pieces
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Agave nectar to taste
Salt to taste
Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

In a bowl, combine the red watermelon, half of the lime juice and the agave nectar and salt to taste. Blend until smooth, place in a covered container to chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Keeping it totally separate, do the same for the yellow watermelon.

To serve, hold one container in each hand and pour at the same time so that there’s one color on each side. To make a fancy decoration, use a toothpick to swirl a bit of one color into the other. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.

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18 Comments so far

  1. Bob on August 4th, 2008

    I can’t wait to try this. My wife loves watermelon! I thought that we were the only ones who put salt on it!

  2. Jennifer on August 4th, 2008

    What gorgeous colors!

  3. jessy on August 4th, 2008

    wow! this looks amazing! and i bet it tastes just a glorious as it looks! mmmmmmmmm!

  4. Alexa on August 4th, 2008

    This looks wonderful and so refreshing.

  5. Lisa (Show Me Vegan) on August 4th, 2008

    You’ve outdone yourself. So pretty!

  6. Crystal on August 5th, 2008

    Wow :) Thanks for the tips. The ‘Taiji’ shape, is something that I was wondering how it can be done. Now, I know it.

    Adding salt to fruit, bring out the flavour in them.

  7. chow on August 5th, 2008

    Thanks everyone for your comments! It seems odd to add salt but it does bring out the flavor. :-)

  8. noobcook on August 5th, 2008

    This has got to be one of the most creative, most beautiful soups I have ever seen. The beautiful swirls reminds me of ‘yin yang’ …

  9. Nate on August 5th, 2008

    Very cool. I wonder if you could to a tricolor with honeydew melon.

  10. chow on August 6th, 2008

    noobcook – Thanks, I wasn’t trying for a yin yang design. It just came out that way. :-)

    Nate – Thanks! Interesting idea – you probably could do a tricolor, another person would be needed to pour the third color. That could look really amazing.

  11. LizĀ² on August 7th, 2008

    so so so pretty! like jewels of summer! I wish watermelon was cheap enough around here to try it, but I’ll live vicariously through the photo. :p

  12. Lauren on August 8th, 2008

    Wow! Absolutely beautiful! I just found your blog and I am so happy!!

  13. Cassie on August 8th, 2008

    Gorgeous. Looks so summery and very refreshing and delicious!

  14. chow on August 8th, 2008

    Liz – Thanks! A small-medium watermelon goes for about 3 bucks at the farmer’s market. I figured it’s alright since I only eat them in the summer. And they’re so good!

    Lauren – Thanks! Glad you like the blog.

  15. chow on August 8th, 2008

    Thanks Cassie!

  16. Joanna on August 14th, 2008

    This soup is absolutely beautiful. You really have a gift with finding cool ingredients. I’ve never seen a yellow watermelon before.

  17. chow on August 14th, 2008

    Thanks Joanna. I’m just lucky to live in an area where there’s all sorts of ingredients to be had. :-)

  18. Foodeater on August 14th, 2008

    I would give anything to eat this right this very second! Alas, I must wait until morning to go purchase these lovely ingredients… thanks for the inspiration!

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