Dr. Nandi’s Chilled Watermelon Soup

Dr. Nandi's Watermelon Soup

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.



8 cups finely diced seedless watermelon

1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced

1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

3 Tbsp red-wine vinegar

2 Tbsp minced shallot

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 tsp salt


Mix watermelon, cucumber, bell pepper, basil, parsley, vinegar, shallot, oil and salt in a large bowl.

Puree 3 cups of the mixture in a blender or food processor to the desired smoothness; transfer to another large bowl.

Puree another 3 cups and add to the bowl. Stir in the remaining diced mixture. Serve at room temperature or chilled.