Chilled Watermelon Soup

Cool, refreshing watermelon soup is a recipe sure to beat the summer heat. A garnish of cucumber and mint adds to the chill factor.


4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups soup2tablespoons cucumber mixture)


1/2 cup finely chopped seeded cucumber
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
6 cups cubed watermelon (about 3 pounds)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)


Combine cucumber and mint in a small bowl; set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients in a blender or food

processor; blend well.

Serve well chilled. Top each serving with cucumber-mint mixture.

(serving size: 1 1/4 cups soup and 2 tablespoons cucumber mixture).