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Chilled Watermelon and Rosé Soup is effervescent, fruity, refreshing and the perfect slurp to stay cool this summer.Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}- short pin1AHelllllllo lovelies! How goes it? How was your weekend? I certainly hope it was spectacular and filled with alllll the good summer vibes!

Ours was pretty dandy. We grilled up a storm, I worked a little less than normal (<– wahoo), and we watched a few new movies from the comfort of our cozy upstairs theater room.

One of the movies we watched was Central Intelligence. OMG, it is such a cute movie!!!

I have a crush on Dwayne Johnson so I might be a wee-bit biased. I mean, his teeth though! Have you ever seen such a pretty smile? And don’t even get me started on the color of his skin. Swoon. Yeeeeah, I totally heart The Rock. (I even forgive him for that slightly lame wrestling nickname. But I’m overly thrilled he is now super profesh and going by his real name.) Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-10Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-24So, have I ever told you guys I refuse to go to the movie theater? For real. I haven’t been to one in 10 years. TEN! I.just.can’t.

There are too many dang people. I get beyond nervous I am going to catch the flu or some virus from all that air shared with strangers. Especially if there is coughing or sneezing going on. Eeeewwww.  A small part of me dies inside.

Contaminated air aside, the main reason theaters and I don’t mix is, I can’t sit still for that long uninterrupted. I need a pause button.

And at least five 10 minute intermissions. I mean, over 1 ½ hours of sitting immobile and no talking?! Sheesh. Not this girl.

As you can see, having our own theater room is a necessity of life.

We all have our quirks, and throwing a (perfectly reasonable) temper tantrum over public movie theaters is one of mine. Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-63Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-143Anyways, absolutely none of that rambling has anything to do with today’s recipe.

Other than the fact that I’d like to make this soup for Dwayne Johnson… and watch him slurp it through his perfectly white, flawlessly straight teeth. Did it just get weird up in here? I digress.

Chilled Rosé and Watermelon Soup {with Goat Cheese, Pistachios & Raspberries}

If soups in the summer aren’t your jam, you have been doing it all wrong friends. Chilled, refreshing soups during the heat of summer are where it is at… especially if you throw in a little booze!

And this soup is totally giving off all the scrumptious summer vibes.

Cool, juicy watermelon; effervescent, light rosé; sweet honey, fresh mint and a hint of mellow jalapeno spice. Quintessential summertime eats going on here, my peeps.

But, since I am a huge fan of garnishes I decided this soup deserved a little sprucing. So, I finished these fizzy bowls of yum off with a touch of creamy, decadent, crumbled goat cheese; salty, crunchy pistachios and pops of fresh, ripe raspberries.

Light, refreshing slurp-tasticness that your oh-my-gawd-it’s-SO-hot-give-me-A-C-NOW self will crave.

On top of all the noms, this soup is also stupid easy to prepare. Chop some watermelon, throw everything into the food processor and puree. Done and done.

Easy, peasy, summer soup slurping for the win!Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-43Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-111The Notes:

  1. I used sweet rosé in my soup, but feel free to use a brut rosé if you prefer a drier bubbly.
  2. If you have time, I recommend chilling your soup bowls for at least 30 minutes before serving. There is something extra special about eating cold soup from a cold bowl. It just makes it that much more refreshing.
  3. The soup will keep, covered and stored in the refrigerator, for up to 2 days. However, the soup is best 15-20 minutes after it is pureed. 15 minutes in the refrigerator allows the flavors to marry a bit, but the soup still retains its effervescence.

Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-99Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-74Get shorty and be cool with this Chilled Rosé and Watermelon Soup. (<– Anyone remember those movies??)… Both your body temperature and your taste buds will thank you.

Until Thursday friends, cheers – to champagne wishes and chilled soup dreams.



P.S. Thank you to all of you who left sweet and sincere comments on my last post. And if you went as far as to electronically sign some petitions, I am sending you virtual fist bumps! YOU ROCK! Chilled Watermelon & Rose Soup {with goat cheese & pistachios}-87

Chilled Rosè & Watermelon Soup {with goat cheese, pistachios & raspberries}

5 from 10 votes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Chilled Watermelon and Rosé Soup is effervescent, fruity, refreshing and the perfect slurp to stay cool this summer.


  • 5 Cups Seedless Watermelon – cut into chunks (from about 3 ½ pound watermelon)
  • ½ Lime – juice and zest
  • ½ large Jalapeno – seeded, stemmed and diced
  • 1/3 Cup Rosé *
  • ½ inch Fresh Ginger – peeled
  • ¼ Cup Packed Mint Leaves , plus more for garnish
  • 2 TBS Honey (can substitute agave)
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • Optional Garnish:
  • Goat Cheese , crumbled
  • Pistachios , shelled
  • Fresh Raspberries


  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add all ingredients. Process mixture for 1-2 minutes, or until mixture is light and airy. (You may need to do this in batches if using a small blender or food processor)
  • Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and sweetness with honey. Transfer soup to a large container, cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to marry.
  • Ladle soup into chilled bowls. Garnish with mint, goat cheese, pistachios and raspberries.
  • Serve.


*Yield: 4 Cups
*I used Sweet Rosé, but you can use any type of Rosé.
*Chill soup bowls for a few hours in the refrigerator for a more pleasant presentation and taste.
*Soup is best if eaten 15-20 minutes after it is pureed. Puree soup and place it in refrigerator for 20 minutes to allow flavors to marry, but to retain soups effervescence.
*Soup will keep, covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. You will need to process soup again before serving.
**Nutritional Information does not include optional garnishes.


Calories: 110kcal    Carbohydrates: 25g    Protein: 1g    Sodium: 8mg    Potassium: 314mg    Fiber: 1g    Sugar: 20g    Vitamin A: 1710IU    Vitamin C: 21.2mg    Calcium: 49mg    Iron: 1.3mg

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