Watermelon Ginger Soup
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 8 minutes Chilling time: 3-4 hours
- 1/4 cup mild onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp ginger, grated
- 2 tbsp water
- 8 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed
- 2 tsp fresh basil, slivered
- 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- freshly ground pepper
Place the onion, garlic and ginger in a large saucepan with the water. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion has softened, about 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat.
Puree the watermelon in batches in a food processor and add to the onion mixture in the saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes until slightly thickened. Pour into a covered container and chill for 3 to 4 hours until very cold. Mix in the fresh herbs and season with freshly ground pepper, if desired, before serving.