Chilled Rockmelon, Chilli and Lime Soup

, from Issue #76. January, 2018
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Chilled Rockmelon, Chilli and Lime Soup

This is one of my favourite summer soups. It’s a super simple recipe that relies on using a very ripe rock melon, zesty lime and spicy chilli.

Serves: 8


1 rockmelon, peeled, seeded and flesh roughly chopped
1–2 teaspoons chilli sauce, I use sriracha or a smoked chipotle
zest and juice 2 limes
1 teaspoon sea salt


Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Taste, adding more salt or chilli if needed. Refrigerate until very well chilled. Makes 8 small serves.

Garnish suggestions: diced rockmelon, spice roasted rockmelon seeds, sliced red chilli, crème fraîche or yoghurt, swirl of chilli sauce, lime zest.