WATERMELON GAZPACHO

Hot soups has no place in the summer. Instead, cold food works super. No heating, no cooking, no sweating, cold food is most desirable. Just a whirl in the blender and here you are with summer cool soup.

Gazpacho could be categorized either as a cold tomato soup or a cold beverage. Traditionally key ingredients of Gazpacho are Tomato  and cucumber puree. To be very honest I never liked cold tomato soup that’s why never liked bloody merry, which was and may be still a favourite drink among my friends and family.  So had never tried this version of Gaspacho. But Gaspacho with watermelon did impressed me. In this scorching summer I was surfing for an interesting cold beverage recipe and came across Gazpacho  with water melon.  Nothing to beat Watermelon as refreshing and hydrating during hot summer days.

Watermelon adds a refreshing fruity and natural sweetness to this soup. Further, the garnishes with fruit chunks and drizzled olive oil takes it over to another level. So lets whirrlll….

Ingredients:

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  1. Watermelon pureed 1 cup
  2. Watermelon balls 6 for garnishing.
  3. Tomato cancussa 1 cup * See recipe separately.
  4. Diced cucumber ½ cup
  5. Bell pepper preferable red- 1 tblspn
  6. Chopped spring onion 1 tspn
  7. Garlic pod 1
  8. Green chili small 1
  9. Black pepper crushed 1 tspn
  10. Red wine vinegar 1 tblspn
  11. Hand full of Basil leaves save few leaves for garnishing
  12. Olive oil 2 tblspn save 1 tspn for garnishing.
  13. Kosher salt 1 tspn

Method:

In a Blender place, diced cucumber, green chili, bell pepper, spring onion and garlic pod. Blend it till pureed.

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Add tomato puree, pureed water melon, black pepper and rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Check seasoning.

Chill it in for at least 1 hr. before serving.

Pour in the glasses. Drop the melon balls and drizzle olive oil.

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Garnish with basil leaves.

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome recipe…Loved it!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. joyeeta81 says:

    I’m telling you…this is to die for…Summer Bonanza!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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