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Sophie’s chilled melon & cucumber soup with a radish & minted topping

on 16/07/2010

A divine cold cucumber & melon soup topped with a lovely minted radish topping! Yum!

I am back from a few days away. But in August, I will be going on a longer vacation. I will be 3 weeks with my loved ones.
This is an easy yet so satisfying chilled summer’s soup! It is all made in a blender. Then it is cooled into the fridge for a few hours.
You have a lovely cucumber & melon soup topped with a radish & mint topping.
It tastes special & apart! Make it & you will see,…!!!
You can even serve it in little cocktail glasses for a party!

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Recipe: For 3 persons
Ingredients:
** For the soup:
sheep’s Greek yoghurt: 210 gr ( I can’t tolerate normal cow’s Greek yoghurt!) otherwise use normal Greek yoghurt
1 large cucumber: cleaned, tops & ends removed, skin kept on & seeds removed, cut into little chunks
1 small clove of garlic, peeled & diced finely
Maldon sea salt flakes: 1/2 teaspoon
150 gr of peeled & deseeded Cavaillon melon, cut into chunks
** For the mint & radishes topping:
4 longer pink & white radishes, cleaned & cut into thinner rings
2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar
3 gr of fresh & cleaned mint leaves, cut finely
freshly grinned black pepper
a bit of Maldon sea salt flakes, grinned

Method:
1. Take your blender & place the cucumber pieces, the garlic pieces, the sheep’s yoghurt & the sea salt in it. Blitz a few times until completely smooth. Pour it all into a plastic container with fitting lid.
2. Place the melon chunks into the blender. Blitz until completely smooth. Pour this into the cucumber yoghurt mix. Mix with a spoon. Taste. It tastes yum! Place into the fridge for about 2 to 3 hours.
3. Now, about 20 minutes before eating the cold soup, make the mint & radish topping. Take a jam pot with fitting lid. Add the chopped radishes & add the chopped mint. Now, add 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar. Add a few grinds of black pepper & some Maldon sea salt.
Screw the lid one & shake the jam pot a few times up & down. Unscrew the lid &taste. It has to taste fab!
4. Now, serve the soup in soup bowls & laddle a bit of the radishes & mint topping in the center of the soup. Savour it right away & enjoy it!

Tasty minted radishes topping! Yum!

You might like:
1. Cold raw courgettes, mint, pine nuts & garlic almond soup
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65 responses to “Sophie’s chilled melon & cucumber soup with a radish & minted topping

  1. AppleC says:

    That is what I'd call the perfect summer soup.I can taste it now. Wonderful job!

  2. What a lovely soup! It sound's so refreshing!

  3. Gulmohar says:

    That looks so refreshing..a perfect summer soup

  4. This looks so pretty and fresh. I love the radishes – they add great color, and I'm sure great crunch!

  5. Koko says:

    This is exactly what I feel like eating right now! It's absolutely perfect for this sunny weather in Vancouver. It would look stunning in cocktail glasses at a party! I hope you enjoyed your few days away and are looking forward to your longer vacation!!

  6. That soup sounds delicious–just the thing for a hot, summer day when one doesn't want to cook!

  7. vanillasugar says:

    sophie!!! where are photos of the mini vacation? lol i need a vacation too. too hot to cook lately. love the soup. happy weekend.

  8. Gorgeous looking! and I love the garnish! I'll be trying this soon!

  9. Juliana says:

    Oh Sophie! This soup is just perfect for the hot weather…really looks so refreshing…have to try it soon!

  10. Junglefrog says:

    What a fabulous flavor combination Sophie! I would love to make this one day and it is sure warm enough at the moment!

  11. Claudia says:

    Happy vacation to you. Just looking at the photo makes me refreshed! Loving all the flavors… although (ahem) sheep's milk yogurt very hard to come by here…

  12. Hungry Dog says:

    I absolutely love the idea of this soup–so bright and refreshing. Perfect for summer!

  13. lisa says:

    What a fantastic chilled soup! It's fresh and looks so delicious and refreshing.I love all the flavors.

  14. Margot says:

    Delicious, I was just wondering if there are any other options for cold yogurt soup than beetroot one I always make… I must try this :)

  15. Valérie says:

    I love cold soups in the summer: so refreshing! I hope you've enjoyed your time off, and that you will have a good time in August, too!

  16. Nadji says:

    Une soupe excellente pour les temps de grande chaleur.J'aime beaucoup.Bonnes vacances et à bientôt.

  17. Sophie – You're brilliant! There's just a lot of flavors here that I never would have thought to put together. Can't wait to sample for myself.

  18. A splendid soup! What a refreshing combination. So refined too!Cheers,Rosa

  19. This looks lovely Sophie! And I like the new site background, it's very nice! :D

  20. Welcome back, Sophie!! This soup looks and sounds SO refreshing! Love melon soups and yours looks perfect for a hot summer day – or any day for that matter!

  21. Barbara says:

    Glad you're back Sophie! And I know you'll have a wonderful time visiting your family in August.This soup is such a cool, refreshing and healthy dish! I never thought to mix cucumber with melon. Clever you. And your garnish with radishes looks so pretty!

  22. SK says:

    Not usually a fan of chilled soup but this looks tempting!

  23. Erica says:

    That soup looks refreshing and delicious,Sophie!

  24. I love the new look of your blog! So cheerful looking! WOw, I've never had such soup and it looks really refreshing, Sophie. Have a great vacation in August!

  25. Were you in my dreams Sophie? I was dreaming of such a soup as this! So cool and refreshing! I can't wait to make it.

  26. elra says:

    Sophie my dear, thank you so much for your birthday wishes, it makes my day :)This soup of yours sounds very refreshing, love the addition of thinly sliced radish as well. Smooth and crunchy on every bite.

  27. A perfect summer soup!

  28. Gloria says:

    Lovely Soup Sophie, Your blog look really nice with the changes! huggs

  29. Wonderful combo of ingredients! Very refreshing!

  30. Foodessa says:

    Refreshing, colorful and nutritional…what an unbeatable combination;o)Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes,Claudia

  31. agrigirl says:

    Beautiful and perfect for summer. I love it Sophie. Thank you. I will make this.

  32. Miriam Leigh says:

    This sounds sooooo refreshing!

  33. Cathy says:

    You've combined some wonderful and refreshing flavors in this lovely summer soup, Sophie. And the radish and mint garnish is perfect.

  34. Pam says:

    It looks so unique and delicious Sophie.

  35. Carolyn Jung says:

    A perfect refreshing and light meal on a scorching day. I love cold soups in the summer. The sweetness of the melon makes this one extra fabulous, too.

  36. Jacqueline says:

    That sounds lovely and refreshing and it would be fab served in martini glasses, but saying that, I do love your bowl :)

  37. zurin says:

    Oh that is soo pretty Sophie! I love the colours. :)))

  38. Trissa says:

    Welcome back Sophie – seems like in only a few weeks you'll be away again! Great soup to keep the heat away – and I like your suggestion of how to serve it in a cocktail glass – so cute!

  39. Hi Sophie! Great idea to serve this in cocktail glasses. What a refreshing start to a special meal!

  40. zerrin says:

    A perfect refreshing summer treat. YUM!

  41. theUngourmet says:

    This looks like such an interesting and tasty combination of goodness! I'd love to give it a try!

  42. grace says:

    how very refreshing! even the mint and radish would exhilarate the mouth. well done, sophie!

  43. Ingrid says:

    Interesting combo! Sounds tasty!!

  44. Velva says:

    This looks like a wonderful and refreshing soup for hot days. Florida temperatures hover at 100 degrees F. (ugh). Cold meals are perfect.Looking forward to the photos of your passed vacation. Enjoy your next one!

  45. Sarah says:

    HI Sophie, Just what we all need and want right now. I'm only on salads and chilled soups at the mo. This looks lovely.

  46. Sophie, what a lovely soup. I too like to serve soups in little cups as appetizers. People seemed surprised but very pleased.Sam

  47. Joanne says:

    Chilled soups are perfect for summer, especially with cucumber! So refreshing. Have fun on your many vacations!

  48. Cheryl says:

    Now that looks like something I could do, YUM. Enjoy your vacation!

  49. Sounds like a refreshing soup, and the radishes on top look like a nice, crunchy contrast!

  50. ~~louise~~ says:

    Soup seems to be the refreshing beverage of Summer 2010. Yours is absolutely no exception, Sophie. It looks so cooling, I want to wash my face in it, lol…while I'm sipping of course:)

  51. Jennifer says:

    Sophie this soup is fabulous! I am always looking for new chilled soups for summer and am loving the melon and mint in this!

  52. El says:

    This is beautiful. So refreshing and summery!

  53. Thanks for checking out my blog, and your site looks lovely as well! We must think alike, I just posted a dish today with melon and cucumber, and I look here and then you have a cucumber and melon soup. :) Looking forward to seeing more of your food!

  54. Natasha says:

    This looks really delicious-I love the combination of flavours!Best wishes,Natasha.

  55. This sounds like a wonderful way to cool down after a hot summer's day. Especially love the minted topping.

  56. Gail says:

    Oooo I do love chilled soups, especially in summer. This sounds really delicious – a lovely combination of flavours.

  57. Hannah says:

    Ah, sounds so cool and refreshing, but still satisfying. :)

  58. Muneeba says:

    Oh Sophie, this is got to be one the prettiest dishes you've ever put together … love the radish on top of that minty green soup … perfect for summer!

  59. Diana H says:

    I've never tried cucumber and melons in soup, but it sounds delicious.

  60. Sophie says:

    @ all of you: do try the soup: I think you will love it! Enjoy!

  61. Carolyn Jung says:

    I love creamy yogurt soups like this. They taste so decadent and sinful, yet they're so good for you.

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