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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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Tools:
- 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.

Add:
- 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) 11 months ago
I don't really know, Listonic... They only sell one type of watermelon here, so that's the one I used...
Mario2007 Listonic11 months ago
Nice plug not obvious at all.
mmaatkamp (author) 11 months ago
Thank you! :) it was delicious!
Verticees11 months ago

Very unique, and it looks delicious too!

Yum, this looks delicious!