A Delight Summer Watermelon Soup Recipe with Grapefruit and Pomegranate

watermelon soup recipeThis cold watermelon soup recipe is perfect to serve when temperatures rise. This pretty pink soup with lime juice is made in just 25 minutes and a perfect picnic food idea or for a summer luncheon when you invite the girls around.

What I like about this delicious cold soup recipe is the delicate color, especially if you choose a ruby grapefruit rather than the yellow or pale varieties, and the freshness of taste when you pop it into your mouth. This is definitely one of my all time summer favorites for soups.

 

Preparation Time:  25 minutes

Number of Servings:  4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person:  1.50


Ingredients:

1 pink grapefruit
1 pomegranate
6 cups 1-inch cubes watermelon, seeded
 juice of 1 lime
2 tsp confectioners sugar

Directions:

Peel grapefruit. Slice horizontally into thin, attractive slices; discard (or eat) end pieces. Set aside. Seed pomegranate and discard peel and membrane. Set aside.

Place watermelon, lime juice and sugar in a blender or food processor and puree until very smooth. Pour into shallow bowls and garnish with a grapefruit slice or two and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds. An alternative is to sprinkle with some mint leaves and some thinly sliced spring onions. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts
Jeweled Watermelon Soup
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 5
  % Daily Value (DV)*
Total Fat 1g 1%
 Saturated Fat 0g 0%
 Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 11%
  Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  Sugars 26g  
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 40%
Vitamin C 70%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Diabetic Exchange**

Fruit: 2
Vegetables: 0
Meat: 0
Milk: 0
Fat: 0
Carbs: 0
Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.