Refresh Yourself With Watermelon Gazpacho

I have been hesitating to make this soup for some time, hoping it would get hot soon. Though I can’t say it’s hot, it may be as close to hot as we’re going to get. This is my second watermelon purchased specifically for this soup. The first time, I waited so long for a warm day that my watermelon went bad on me. I will not be disappointed again. Kelly from Trinity Nutrition just posted a lovely chilled cucumber avocado soup that sounded amazing. I thought, what the heck, if we have to sit around in sweaters and eat cold soup well so be it! Besides, if warm weather is the prerequisite for cold soup, then I wouldn’t have made a Strawberry Gazpacho for New Years Eve. Look at me breaking unwritten rules!

Some people say, “Have patience darling, it will get hot.” Well patience has never been my strong suit. I don’t think that’s a bad thing either. It has forced me to find the quickest way to do things with the least amount of effort. Everyone can benefit from that advice. Maybe that’s why I love cold soups so much. They’re a pinch to put together and ready in minutes. What’s even better is that they take so little effort and look so amazing. This soup has such a fun color that no one can deny that it looks like a big bowl of happy.

Watermelon Gazpacho

  • 5 cups cubed watermelon
    juice of 2 oranges
    1/4 cup finely diced onion
    1/2 English cucumber, peeled and seeded
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp sweet paprika
    1 red pepper
    1 garlic clove
    juice of 1 lemon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 – 2 tsp Balsamic vinegar to taste
    salt and pepper to taste
    Chopped fresh cilantro to garnish

Peel and cube the watermelon. Peel and seed the cucumber and chop it into big chunks. Add all the ingredients except the vinegar and cilantro to a food processor or blender. Process until only small chunks remain and a nice soup consistency is achieved. Add the vinegar to taste and add salt and pepper, if required. Serve cold with a garnish of chopped fresh cilantro.

Makes 4 servings

I’m sharing this with The Gluten Free Home Maker, A Little Bit of Spain In Iowa, and The Nourishing Gourmet


3 Responses to Refresh Yourself With Watermelon Gazpacho

  1. Debbie @ Easy Natural Food February 15, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    LOL, I thought you’d made this recently… the middle of winter, which means no chance of getting warm anytime soon….then I saw the date – July!! Ok, now I get it :) I think you’ve inspired me to create a Summer pin board, because I want to make this come summertime, and I don’t want to lose track of this recipe! Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!


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