|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin C 53mg||266%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Watermelon gazpacho or cold watermelon soup is a fast and easy way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables.
This no-cook recipe is perfect for summertime meals when you don't want to heat up the kitchen.
4 cups seedless watermelon, cube 1 cup into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1 to 2 cloves minced garlic
1 cup ripe tomato, cubed into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup peeled or unpeeled seedless cucumber, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup sweet yellow or orange pepper, cubed into 1/2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons minced red onion
1 tablespoon balsamic, or red-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper, optional
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons minced cilantro or dill or parsley
Gather the ingredients.
Purée 3 cups watermelon and transfer to a large nonmetallic bowl. Add lime juice, lime zest, salt, garlic, tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, vinegar, oil, fresh herbs of choice, sugar, and jalapeno, if using.
Add 1 cup cubed watermelon. Mix well.
Chill until serving time. For a pretty presentation, fill clear glasses with the gazpacho and garnish with a slice of lime and fresh herb sprig, if desired.
How to Serve Gazpacho
Serve gazpacho in a shot glass as an appetizer or in a coup or other glass for the first course of a multi-course dinner. It's also a refreshing change of pace on a breakfast buffet—sort of like a morning Bloody Mary without the alcohol. Although we've known people to add a little vodka to their batch of gazpacho to good effect.
- This recipe can easily be increased by adding more of the fruit and vegetables. Try adding pineapple tidbits for a tropical flavor!