Cucumber Honeydew Soup

June  7, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 2 bowls
Author Notes

It's hot down here, the kind of weather that cries out for chilled soups, lots of sunscreen, and afternoons by the pool with a good book ... (dang work ruins everything :-) - aargersi —aargersi

Test Kitchen Notes

I love chilled soup during the summer and this refreshing recipe has been added to my collection. Having forgotten to buy lemon yogurt, I used plain Greek yogurt and some Meyer lemon zest instead. Be certain to find a really ripe, luscious melon -- mine was mediocre but still worked OK. Aargersi advises us to chill the soup well and also the bowls, that's a great tip. I used a processor instead of a blender so no need to strain the soup. Thumbs up! - LiztheChef —Lizthechef

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup English cucumber - peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup ripe honeydew melon, peeled seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut water (I used Zico)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon yogurt
  • 2 mint leaves
  • paper thin slices of peeled cucumber and chopped mint for garnish
  1. Blend the cucumber, melon, yogurt and coconut water until smooth, then pour through a strainer to remove any lumps. Put in the fridge to chill.
  2. Chill 2 bowls. Stir the soup back together (it will separate a little) and pour into the bowls. Top each with thin slices of cucumber and mint and serve. That's all there is to it!!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • WCmom
  • Sagegreen
  • Lizthechef
  • Tooteroo
  • lapadia

Recipe by: aargersi

Country living, garden to table cooking, recent beek, rescue all of the dogs, #adoptdontshop

21 Reviews

WCmom July 22, 2012
It is going to be around 100 degrees here today, so this soup will hit the spot, thank you for sharing! Tricia
aargersi July 23, 2012
Here too - whew! I hope you enjoy it!
Sagegreen July 19, 2011
Company loved this soup! We had it as an appetizer this weekend. Very refreshing on a hot day.
aargersi July 19, 2011
Hurrah I am glad they liked it! Maybe I should make for weekend pool gathering ... hmmm
Lizthechef July 14, 2011
Good heavens, SG, I don't follow you but do, please, go ahead re the photo...This soup is a winner!
Lizthechef July 14, 2011
aargersi, Sagegreen uploaded my photo of your super soup - thanks to you both!!
Lizthechef July 14, 2011
Somehow, dear aargersi, I deleted the photo so I'm unable to post it with yours - but you see it on the food52 blog post, right? Lovely soup...
Sagegreen July 14, 2011
I can help get the photo to your recipe! I just downloaded and then uploaded the photo, but please note that this is Liz's photo. When you download, then upload you wind up getting your name on the photo. Would be happy to delete it if you can retrieve it.
Sagegreen July 8, 2011
This sounds sooo refreshing!
Sagegreen July 14, 2011
I may make this over the weekend for my company. Love Liz's photo and review!
Lizthechef July 7, 2011
Excited to test this for an EP - will serve it as a starter for big summer dinner party this Sautday. It had better be good - trick ;)
aargersi July 14, 2011
Ha ha Liz I just saw this and your review - I am so glad you liked it! Sage says she likes your photo - let's see it!
Tooteroo June 9, 2010
This is good stuff! I used coconut yogurt to make it vegan, it worked well.
aargersi June 10, 2010
Oh good to know! Have never tried coconut yogurt but it sounds yum. I am making it for lunch today - I am out of lemon yogurt so I am going to try peach ...
lapadia June 8, 2010
Your recipe looks and sounds so refreshing and wonderful, I saved the recipe; however living in the Pacific NW we are having unusual cooler weather, it is hard to tell that summer is on the way, in fact, reading all these cool refreshing summertime recipes makes me cold....brrrrr! I will definately pull this recipe out when the hot weather gets here.
CASJ June 7, 2010
I will pretend you made this specially for me and my can't chew braces diet. ;-)
Where does one find coconut water?

aargersi June 7, 2010
Central Market :-) I bet Trader Joes has it - it's gaining in popularity!!!
Lizthechef June 7, 2010
This looks so refreshing and I'm dying to try coconut water. Would you serve this as a starter or dessert - or both?!
aargersi June 7, 2010
I think a starter ... it's very lightly sweet so (to me anyhow) less in the dessert category. The recipe says 2 bowls but, um, I ate both of them :-)
drbabs June 7, 2010
yum. and pretty!!
aargersi June 7, 2010