Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Watermelon & Beetroot Soup ...who'd of thunk it?

My local produce providers stall is currently offering watermelons from $1 each so why wouldn't I use this opportunity to utilise them in tonight's tea. I also sourced beetroot at 3 for $1. It's all about keeping an eye out for a bargain and then making tonight's tea from the available produce. 
Watermelon & Beetroot Soup
This is a simple soup to prepare but does take just under an hour to cook it and cooling for a few hours or overnight is the recommended method to serve. Very tasty and well worth the waiting times....Yum watermelon and beetroot what a combination.

  • Soft fry a sweet onion in a little oil until translucent.
  • Add 3-4  small roughly diced beetroot and cook on low heat for about 40 mins until soft stirring often.
  • Add 4 cups of vegetable stock cover and cook for about 15mins longer. Strain and reserve the liquid.
  • Add solids and 3 cups of diced seed free watermelon to a blender or similar and purée until smooth.
  • Combine again with the reserved liquid and cool for as long as desired. It is delicious warm as well as cold. Present with fresh chopped mint if desired.

1 comment:

  1. This looked amazing and tasted so refreshing on this hot summers night. Full of flavour not too sweet and not too earthy.


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