Gazpacho is cold soup, typically tomato based with lots of veggies that originated in Spain. It is one of my favourite soups to order at restaurants in the summer and to make at home.
Many of the watermelon gazpachos I have had before were too sweet, and reminded me of drinking watermelon juice, rather than soup. This version had the familiar tomato gazpacho taste with refreshing watermelon.
The ingredients can be found readily at home and can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes.
- 2 cups of watermelon-rough cube
- 1 large ripe tomato- Rough chop, leave the seeds in
- ¼ cup of cucumber- Rough dice
- ½ small shallot
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- splash of extra virgin olive oil
- splash of red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp of lime juice
- Garnish (optional): Diced red peppers, cucumbers and cilanto
- It is optional to cut the vegetables in advance. It depends on the power of your blender.
- Add all ingredients into a blender.
- Taste and adjust to your liking.
- Garnish with diced red peppers, cucumbers and cilanto
Adding in hot sauce, hot peppers or garlic is optional. Feel free to substitute the shallot with red onions.