Summertime means cool refreshing summers soups like rich gazpacho or this juicy summer melon soup that I made with Little Miss, my toddler. We added ripe fruit until we found a combination we both liked. Then I added the basil leaves for a bit of spice and some chia seeds to thicken it a little. The chia seeds also make this light soup a bit more filling.
I was worried that the basil leaves and chia seeds would make Little Miss turn up nose, but she ended up liking finished soup a lot. I used perfectly ripe fruit from my farm delivery service and basil leaves from our container herb garden.
The picture makes it look like a tomato based soup, but it is just the red of the watermelon and the dark green of the basil leaves.
- 3 cups watermelon
- 1/2 ripe peach
- 1/2 cup cantaloupe
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- one bunch of basil leaves
- Rinse Peach and basil leaves. Roughly chop watermelon, peach, cantaloupe, and basil leaves.
- Blend all ingredients in the blender until smooth.
- Serve immediately.