Oh sitting on the stoop, big ole wedge in hand, juices dripping down your arm - that symbolizes summer for me for sure!
Now what kid feels the same about eating their veggies?
Mine does but he's a weirdo.
I wanted to create a kid friendly variation of my previous watermelon soup recipe for the National Watermelon Promotions Board, one of two recipes I am submitting for their Kid-tastic Watermelon Blogger Challenge.
Their request was quite simple. An original recipe featuring watermelon that would get the kiddos excited about them....
No need for messy stickiness for this recipe! You can drink it, with a spoon, slurp it up from a bowl, endless possibilities really and it doesn't even need to be for the youngens either.
This would be a perfect tag along to your family picnic or bbq.
Here's what you'll need for about 6-8 servings *bowls*
1/2 watermelon cubed
1 cucumber peeled and cubed
1 tsp olive oil
1 med. yellow pepper diced finely
1 med. red pepper diced finely
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cantaloupe, cubed to bite sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
Now, you can add other colour peppers, onion, other veggies or fruit but these are the ingredients I chose to use.
First puree watermelon and oil in batches in a blender or food processor. Pour juice through a strainer to make a clear liquid and add to a separate bowl.
Take a small handful of each of the other veggies *not fruit* and pulse. Pour this into the watermelon juice to give it a little consistency.
Simply add the rest of the fruits and veggies to the juice bowl, salt and pepper if you wish and cover. Refrigerate at least a few hours so the flavours merry together.
Easy, tasty, and slightly weird but definitely worth trying!
This post was supported by the National Watermelon Promotion Board by means of supplying a watermelon and tools in order to create and prepare a dish for their review.
The recipe was created by me, tasted by the family and requested to make again!