Chilled Watermelon Soup… with Zip!

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A soup that hails from Canadian Roots…serve very cold….a sweet base with savory garnishes for that interesting zip!


  • 6 pounds watermelon (yellow or red seedless, diced 9-10 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 cup white wine – slightly sweet – we recommend Riesling
  • (Wine can be substituted with a sparkling sweetened water)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pummull Spice – cinci’ zing!
  • 8 tsp Feta Cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (very finely diced)
  • Sea salt to garnish/taste – fresh mint leaves to garnish

Combine 1 cup of the diced watermelon with mint and sugar in a bowl, set aside. Blend remaining 8 cups watermelon, lemon juice, wine, ginger and Pummull Spice in a blender until smooth, let chill at least 30 minutes or longer. Strain soup; divide among 8 bowls. Top each with 1/8 cup reserved watermelon mixture, and a teaspoon of feta cheese, and diced jalapeno…..sea salt to taste can be added. I do suggest a little sprinkle for savory interest.

Serves: 8

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