Chilled Watermelon Soup with Mint
Watermelon contains citrulline, a substance that contributes to vasodilatation and thus reduces blood flow and cholesterol levels. It also gives us a boost of energy, which explains the invigorating effect of melon, just right for hot summer days.
You only know and love the classic gazpacho as cold soup? Then you should try this cold soup with watermelon. You can add an extra portion of calcium to the soup by sprinkling about 100 grams of feta cheese over the finished soup.
Remove the crust from the bread and soak in a little lukewarm water. Peel the cucumber. Peel the onion, and set aside a few thin rings for garnish.
Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water. Peel, quarter, and remove the seeds. Pass the pulp through a fine strainer and collect the juice.
Peel and finely chop the garlic. Cut the melon and the all of the vegetables into small cubes. Puree the tomatoes, tomato juice, squeezed out bread, lime juice, paprika, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. If the the soup is too thick, add some water.
Season to taste with salt, sugar, and pepper. Divide into bowls. Garnish each bowl with a little oil, reserved onion rings, and mint.