Chilled Watermelon Soup, Perfect for Warmer Weather from Station 400 (Sarasota & Lakewood Ranch, FL)

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WHAT YOU NEED
1 ea. Watermelon, medium size
1 ea. Honeydew, medium size
1 ea. Cucumber
2 ea. Celery, ribs
1 sprig Basil
1 sprig Mint
1 ea. Scallions
2 tbsp. Ginger, grated
2 ea. Limes, juiced
To taste – salt
Blender
Strainer

WHAT TO DO
1. Clean watermelon by removing all of the outer rind. Remove a quarter of the melon and cut into a fine dice. Reserve for a garnish. Repeat process with honeydew, cucumber, and celery.

2. Rough chop remaining parts of the watermelon, honeydew, cucumber, and celery. Add to a blender and puree until smooth.

3. Add remaining ingredients and continue blending.

4. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve, taste and adjust acidity and salt.

5. Add the reserved garnish and stir to combine.

6. Thoroughly chill and allow the flavors to develop for at least 2 hours.

7. Serve in chilled bowls and garnish with chopped basil.

Serves: 4-6 large bowls

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The downtown Sarasota location is housed in an antique railway station dating back to the 1850’s, that was painstakingly disassembled and brought down from Indiana, and reassembled and restored!

Enjoy this refreshing soup this Spring or Summer, and when you are in the Sarasota area, visit my friends at Station 400, both in downtown Sarasota and in Lakewood Ranch Main Street!

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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