Watermelon Soup

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I wanted to try something new. I had never heard of watermelon soup, but I figured it should be possible. After all, soup can be made of mostly anything. So after a bit of googling and a bit of scrounging in the supermarket & the kitchen cabinets, I came up with this and it tasted great!
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Step 1: Ready Your Tools & Ingredients

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- cutting board
- some knives
- a little spoon
- a fork (not pictured)
- a wooden spoon (not pictured)
- a soup pan and frying pan (not pictured)
- an immersion blender (not pictured)

Ingredients for two persons:
- 1/2 water melon
- 1 lime
- 1 onion
- 1 avocado
- some assorted nuts (I used almond, hazelnut & pine nuts)
- some olives
- some capers
- 100g feta
- spices: tarragon, dill, paprika (mild or hot to your preference) and black pepper
- salt
- butter, olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic
- bread

Step 2: Fry (sauté)

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Cut the onion very fine and the nuts extremely fine.
Take your skillet and fry them both over low heat in some butter and olive oil.

Step 3: Cook & Purée

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Cut your half watermelon into pieces and put in a cooking pot over medium heat.

- juice of a lime
- some chopped olives (I used 6)
- half an avocado
- the sautéed onions with nuts
- pepper, salt, dill, tarragon and paprika

When it has cooked long enough for the watermelon to have released quite a bit of its water (5 to 10 minutes), blend it together with a stick blender. Don't blend too long: you want to keep a few intact pieces of delicious watermelon still in there.

Step 4: Butter & Bread

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On a flat saucer, combine a largish chunk of soft butter with a dollop of olive oil, a clove of garlic (finely chopped (two cloves are pictured but that was a bit too ambitious for this amount of butter)), some salt, black pepper, paprika, dill and tarragon. Mash together with a fork and taste to see if it needs more of any ingredient.

Bake your bread (if you buy "bake off", like I do)
mmaatkamp (author) 8 months ago
I don't really know, Listonic... They only sell one type of watermelon here, so that's the one I used...

Yep... We suppose that the taste of that soup is like... bitter-sweet? And you can choose very sweet watermelon (the hack is to look for the one with brown, dry stem - these are the sweetest) or a little bit unripe that would be less sweet - that was our question about. ;-) Anyway, your repice is so creative - we wish we had more recipes like that in our Listonic app!

Nice plug not obvious at all.
Listonic8 months ago

How about watermelon? Should we choose one that is less sweet?

mmaatkamp (author) 8 months ago
Thank you! :) it was delicious!
Verticees8 months ago

Very unique, and it looks delicious too!

Yum, this looks delicious!