In the heat of a hot summer day, I think we can all agree that we would give just about anything for a chilled refreshment. Ice water, iced tea, lemonade, you name it. All these things can be considered summer essentials. I like to try new things, so this summer I finally tried something new that used to throw me for a loop: chilled soup. Every hip and trendy restaurant in town was serving it, and I thought, “Hey, I’m cool too!.” So, in an effort to prove how hip and trendy I was, I gave it a little taste. Just a small bite at first to see what I was getting myself into. Then I face planted into my bowl.
It was so refreshing and crisp, simple and satisfying. Now I can’t imagine summertime without it. A summer without chilled soup is no summer at all!
Next thing I knew, I was dreaming up ideas and combining flavors in my head that made my mouth water with anticipation.
First up in the batting order we have a simple Chilled Cucumber Melon Summer Soup, a sweet combination of cucumber, watermelon, and tangy lemon that is crisp and delightful during the afternoon heat! This one quickly found itself a permanent home on my summer essentials list.
Chilled Cucumber Melon Summer Soup
Serving Size: 1 ½ Cups
Calories per Serving: 35
Macros: 2g Carbs
**Serving sizes, calories, and macros are approximate!
- 1 Cucumber, peeled, deseeded, and sliced.
- ½ a small Watermelon, cubed.
- Juice of half of a Lemon
- ¼ tsp Sea Salt
- Greek Yogurt
- Fresh Mint
- Fresh Cilantro
Combine the cucumber slices, watermelon cubes, lemon juice, and salt in your food processor and blend until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with a tablespoon of greek yogurt and chopped mint and cilantro.