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Watermelon Cucumber Gazpacho

A hot fiery day outside or a warm fall afternoon, a perfect watermelon from the farmers market, heirlooms tomatoes, serrano chilies and cucumbers from the garden.

It all calls for a perfectly chilled gazpacho smothered in watermelon.

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Watermelon Gazpacho

The serrano chilies break into the sweetness, the mint heightens it to superb levels…the rest you will just have to taste to believe.

They fact that no cooking is required makes it even better. Make  sure you use good organic ingredients for this dish and it is chilled for an hour or so in the fridge before serving

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I added cilantro because I love but you can leave it out if you wish.

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Watermelon Cucumber Gazpacho

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 large or 2  medium chopped heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 serrano chilies ( use less to manage the heat)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A handful of mint – chopped
  • A handful of cilantro – chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • Pink Himalayan salt – add to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Avocado, chopped watermelon and roasted corn for toppings ( optional)

Putting it together:

  • Put cucumber, tomatoes, onion and chilies in a bowl with the vinegar and let sit for 10 mins to bring out the flavors.
  • Add this to food processor with the garlic and blend until pureed. It is best to pulse to control the consistency.
  • Add watermelon, mint, cilantro, cumin, oil and salt and pulse again until the soup comes together.
  • Add lemon juice and chill for an hour.
  • Its ready! Top with roasted corn kernels, cilantro and avocado slices and serve this beautiful bowl of soup.

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Loretta @ Safari of the Mind and Natalie @ Kitchen, Uncorked are cohosting Angie’s Fiesta Friday this week and I am taking this to share.

6 thoughts on “Watermelon Cucumber Gazpacho”

  1. Love these fresh flavors in your Gazpacho. The sweetness of the watermelon and all the other summer vegetables had to give this an amazing flavor. Love the heat in the serranno chilies, I’m sure it gave this dish a great kick! Nothing like a bowl of gazpacho on a summer’s day, or close to Fall anyway, although we still have temperatures in the 80’s here. Thanks so much for bringing this wonderful soup to Fiesta Friday, have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Loretta for your lovely comment and for cohosting this week! The flavors were definitely bowl licking good:) and we enjoyed this soup as late afternoon snack. The temperature is cooling down today but I would like to make this a couple more times before the coming of winter . Have a great weekend!

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