Watermelon Gazpacho

 

This no-cook recipe replaces tomatoes (traditionally used in gazpacho) with juicy, refreshing watermelon. It's absolutely perfect for hot summer days when you have access to in-season produce. Skill Level: Beginner.
Course Soup
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 90kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups watermelon, seedless, diced, separated
  • 1 1/2 English cucumbers, diced (add more or less depending on preference)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. sherry wine vinegar, adjust to taste
  • 1 1/2 Limes, freshly squeezed

Instructions

  • Add 4 cups of the watermelon to a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Optional step: strain the pureed watermelon to remove larger chunks. This isn't necessary, but you may prefer it if you like a gazpacho with a thinner base. 
  • Dice the remaining watermelon and place in a large mixing bowl (you should have 2-3 cups worth of diced watermelon).
  • Add watermelon puree to the diced watermelon; stir gently; then add in all the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 60 minutes. Serve cold. 

Notes

Nutrition Information: Watermelon is a great source of lycopene, vitamin C, and hydration. This gazpacho will last up two days in the fridge stored in a sealed container. Gluten-free, nut free, dairy free.
  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg