Summer Soup


Watermelon is pretty cheap right now. My Newflower Farmers’ Market watermelon cost $1.19 (they’re $0.19/lb), so I decided to try a recipe I saw in Parents Magazine for “Summer Soup”. It turned out to be pretty good!

You’ll need:
4 1/2 cups of watermelon
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup Greek yogurt (I used SCD yogurt made with goat’s milk – Robyn: per your comment, I’ll post how I make by this weekend as I need to make more)

Place watermelon, salt, coriander, and pepper in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Mix in the yogurt just until combined.

You can add raisins to look like watermelon seeds, but I skipped them because they are considered advanced on the diet. This recipe makes 4 servings.

My daughter commented several times that she could taste the pepper, even though I couldn’t taste it. I will use less pepper next time, or leave it out and just add to taste for each serving.

The Parents magazine article mentions that watermelon contains twice of the plant compound lycopene as raw tomatoes. Lycopene is known to fight cancer and early research is showing that lycopene may also prevent asthma attacks.

Be sure to store your watermelon at room temperature before cutting it because research has shown that the lycopene level can increase by up to 40%.

On a separate note… I was so excited to receive my “Magic Bullet to Go” today! It will allow me to take our food almost anywhere and make the items we can eat and drink on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I am planning to use it on Friday to make smaller portions of the Summer Soup. After I get a chance to use it for a few weeks, I’ll post my thoughts on it as compared to the Bella model.

I won the Magic Bullet on Camilla’s blog – Enlightened Cooking. She’s a Texan who shares her “original recipes for fast, fresh food with a decidedly healthy bent” on her blog. I like checking out her blog for some inspiration. If you stop by her blog, I’m sure she’d appreciate a vote for her recipe that is in a Cooking Light magazine contest.

If you haven’t already, be sure to enter the $20 Visa pre-paid gift card giveaway that ends tonight! You might be the lucky winner!



4 Responses to “Summer Soup”

  1. July 16th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Chhaya says:

    I love watermelon, Susan ! This looks like such a refreshing summer cooler ! I will definitely try this out 🙂


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  2. July 16th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Susan says:

    Chhaya – Please let me know what you think or if you change the recipe at all!


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  3. July 17th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Angie B says:

    Thans for following my blog. I’m following you back. I’ve heard of different fruit soups but never tried them. I guess this is a sweet tasting soup?


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  4. July 17th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Susan says:

    Hi Angie – It’s not too sweet. I thought it might be “fruity” tasting, but it was closer to a tomato taste than I expected. Probably the spices!


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