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.