Wintermelon Soup

I get an organic vegetable bow delivery each week and it has a big mixture of produce (many of which I have no clue what they are). One of the veg I had never come across before was a wintermelon and I am ashamed to say I didn’t know what to do with it so it often went to waste. So here’s to you wintermelon and may you never go to waste again.


½ wintermelon (peeled and cubed)

Dried Wakame seaweed (your choice of how much)

5 cloves of garlic

½ bunch of coriander

Dried tofu (2 long strips crushed)

500ml vegetable stock (homemade from veg scraps or store bought)

2 tbsp Chinese five spice

1 tbsp soy sauce

Step 1

Pour stock into a pan on a medium heat and add in wintermelon, seaweed and five spice and let simmer for 2/3 minutes.

Step 2

Add the crushed dried tofu and garlic to the pan and leave to simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes. Depending on how soupy you like your soup you can add more water before this step.

Step 3

Chop the coriander and add to the soup with the soy sauce, give it a good stir and then leave to simmer on low for another 5 minutes.

Step 6

Grab a bowl and eat some delicious soup!

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