Watermelon Gazpacho Soup

Watermelon Gazpacho Soup

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Refrigerate: 60 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
196 Calories
14g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 196
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 536mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 53mg 266%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 386mg 8%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 tablespoonsfresh 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

  • Pinch sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Watermelon Gazpacho Soup ingredients

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  2. 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.

    lime juice, lime zest, salt, garlic, tomato, cucumber, green pepper, red onion, vinegar, oil, fresh herbs of choice, sugar, and jalapeno with watermelon puree in a bowl

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  3. Add 1 cup cubed watermelon. Mix well.

    watermelon gazpacho ingredients in a bowl

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  4. 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.

    Watermelon Gazpacho Soup in glasses, served with lime wedges

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

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!

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