Chill out. Watermelon might sound like an unconventional base for the classically tomato-red gazpacho, but it’s nothing to lose your cool over. Given a surplus of the highly perishable fruit and an oppressive heatwave to contend with, this sweet and savory mashup was inevitable.
As preferences quickly skew toward the fast, easy, and refreshing dishes, I can think of no better recipe to fit the bill. Gazpacho, no matter the color nor contents, must always be on hand for days like this, waiting in a properly chilled pitcher for instant access.
Balancing fruit and vegetables in elegant sufficiency, with a subtle bite of vinegar and fresh, verdant pop of basil, it’s an invigorating study in contrasts.
Don’t let the juicy inclusion scare you off. I promise, it’s not a vegetable-forward smoothie… Although it’s so good that you’ll still want to drink it straight from the blender.
- 4 Cups Cubed Watermelon
- 1 Medium Cucumber, Peeled and Seeded
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, Seeded and Diced
- 1 (14-Ounce) Can Diced Tomatoes
- 1/4 Cup Red Onion, Diced
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/4 Cup White Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
- Additional Finely Diced Cucumbers, Watermelon, and Basil for Garnish (Optional)
- In a blender, combine the watermelon and vegetables, along with the basil, salt, crushed red pepper, and vinegar. Blend on high speed, until thoroughly pureed.
- With the motor running, slowly stream in the oil. Once smooth and fully incorporated, transfer to the fridge and chill until ice cold; 1 - 3 hours.
- Adjust seasonings to taste, if needed. Top bowls with diced cucumber, watermelon, and basil, if desired.
Gazpacho will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 - 5 days.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
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