Cold cucumber honey melon soup is simply one of my favorite cold summer soups. For a summer picnic at the beach, this cold soup is especially delicious when accompanied with cold chicken thighs that have been breaded with parmesan cheese and then oven roasted. (See my recipe Roasted Pecorino Romano Cheese Chicken Drumsticks.)
In my version of a cold cucumber honey melon soup, I like the flavors of both the vegetable and the fruit to touch the palate. And then hints of mint, red onions and chili pepper with just enough lemon juice to come through. The ingredients are blended, chilled, blended again, and then strained.
Serves 2 (Strained version yields about 2-3/4 cups.)
Prep time: 20 minutes, Cook time: 0:00 minutes, Activation time: 1:00 hour, Total time: 1:20 minutes
1 English cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 of a honey melon, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain and preferably non-fat
1 Tablespoon fresh mint, minced
1 teaspoon red onions, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper, minced
Whole mint leaves for garnish
Place the first two ingredients in a blender and liquefy. Add remaining ingredients with the exception of the mint garnish. Continue to liquefy. Place the blender container with the liquified ingredients in the refrigerator. Chill for at least one hour. Remove the blender container back to the motor base. Set blender to mix for about a second. Pour soup through a strainer, garnish, and serve.
Cook’s Notes: I live in an apartment with a cheap refrigerator. For me to get a nice chilled soup, I leave it in the refrigerator overnight. If you’re faced with this same dilemma, I suggest you make the soup a day ahead. There is at least one lovely benefit to overnight chilling. The seasoning has more time to marinade with the cucumber and honey melon.
When served in a cup, it’s easy to slurp down those last delicious drops!
This cold cucumber honey melon soup is thick with a touch of tanginess.
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Sip on a cup of cold cucumber honey melon soup.