Looking for something cool and refreshing to start your meal or actually be a light meal this summer?
Well then, this is it!
Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho
A light chilled soup with a little zestiness to it. Blending super hydrating watermelon and cucumbers, with a little lime, cilantro and a subtle hint of jalapeno and onion and you have this wonderful soup.
It takes only a few mints to whip up, but like most things, benefits from time to marinate and chill. It's even better the next day, if you can wait that long.
Adapted from a recipe of Tyler Florence found here.
Serves approximately 4 as a small appetizer or 2 as a main soup. Highly recommend doubling!
2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed and chilled if serving right away.
1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 large tomato
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded
2 tablespoons red onion, diced
1/2 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste, optional
Blend tomato, chili pepper and 1/2 the watermelon in a blender into a puree. Add the lime juice and pulse again. Add onion, the cucumber and cilantro until week blended and smooth. Salt and pepper to taste and blend again.
Chill for approximately 15 minutes minimum, if possible.
When ready to serve, pour into glasses or bowls (chilled would be a good idea) then top with remaining cubed watermelon and additional chopped cilantro, onion and even a wedge of lime.
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Until next time!