To champion the health benefits of fresh fruits, nutritionists have made different fabulous recipes from fruits like watermelon. As we know, healthy fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet because they are packed with essential nutrients. Watermelon can go perfectly go hand in hand with other vegetables like cucumber to create a sweet and savory chilled soup which is perfect for a hot night. This watermelon soup is not only delicious but also full of nutrients that are beneficial to our health. Each serving of this contains 116 calories, 5 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 18 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 2 g fibre and 296 mg sodium.
8 cups finely diced seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds without the rind)
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons minced shallot
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Puree 3 cups of the mixture in a blender or food processor to the desired smoothness; transfer to another large bowl. Puree another 3 cups and add to the bowl. Stir in the remaining diced mixture. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Makes 6 servings, generous 1 cup each