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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Watermelon Gazpacho


Beat the heat this Summer with this refreshing chilled Watermelon Gazpacho. Gazpacho is a classic Spanish cold soup made with seasonal fruits and vegetables. In this raw soup, watermelon is blended with tomatoes and veggies like cucumber , onion and bell pepper, seasoned with black pepper and salt to give a healthy, low-fat soup. Watermelon Gazpacho is a perfect treat for the ongoing Summer season where you really do not want to cook elaborate meals. It is easy to digest and sweet and mildly spicy in taste. Making Watermelon Gazpacho is a breeze as all you need is a grinder jar to whip up all the ingredients. Serve it with some green salad and toasted bread for a light refreshing Summer meal. Watermelon Gazpacho can be stored up to 2 days on refrigeration.

                        

 A typical Gazpacho has tomatoes as the main ingredient, here in this Watermelon Gazpacho the flavor of the soup comes from the Summer fruit, Watermelon. I have used cucumber, tomatoes, red onion , red bell pepper, cilantro,  and half green chili along with watermelons to make this soup. The original recipe used jalapeno. The soup is seasoned with black pepper, lime juice , salt and apple cider vinegar. You may add a little olive oil as well while blending to get a creamy texture. I have not added. The soup is then refrigerated for at least 30 minutes before serving. This time is required for the flavors of the Gazpacho to blend. The chilled Watermelon Gazpacho is served in bowls or glasses and garnished with minced veggies and fruits. You may top the soup with feta cheese or sour cream if you wish. Bread sticks, croutons, or toasted bread slice may be paired with this soup along with some green salad to make it a perfect light Summer meal. So, let's get started.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients: Measurements used - 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 3-4 cups seedless watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber , deseeded, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion , chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, deseeded, diced
  • 1/2 green chili
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Method:
  1. Reserve 2-3 tablespoon of chopped veggies and fruits for garnishing. Process rest all the ingredients in a grinder jar until you get a smooth lump free puree. Taste and add more seasoning if required.


  2. Transfer the soup to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate it at least for 30 minutes. Serve the chilled watermelon Gazpacho in individual bowls or glasses . Garnish it with minced veggies and fruits and serve either plain or with some toasted bread or croutons and green salad.


  Recipe Notes:
  • I have referred the recipe from here
  • You may strain the soup if you wish to have a velvety texture , i have not.
  • Watermelon Gazpacho can be stored up to 2 days on refrigeration.
  • You may add a little olive oil while blending the soup to get a creamy texture. 
  • You may add fruits like apple and grapes as well to this Gazpacho.
  • Some recipes call for use of a garlic clove as well. I have not used.
  • Refrigerate Watermelon Gazpacho for at least 30 minutes before serving. This time is required for the flavors of the Gazpacho to blend. 
  • The chilled Watermelon Gazpacho is served in bowls or glasses and garnished with minced veggies and fruits. You may top the soup with feta cheese or sour cream if you wish.
  • Bread sticks, croutons, or toasted bread slice may be paired with this soup along with some green salad to make it a perfect light Summer meal. 
Linking this delicious and refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho to the Healthy Wellthy Cuisines Facebook group of which i am a member. Here,we post recipes every fortnight as per the pre-decided theme. This time it was my turn to suggest the theme. Taking into consideration the ongoing Summer season, i suggested a no-cook theme. As per this theme, we could post any dessert, salad, beverage or snack recipe which does not involve any cooking. This chilled raw-soup from Spanish cuisine is my contribution towards the them. Do check out the following links to find out the creations of my fellow bloggers on this theme.

Avalakki Upkari by Jayashree
Indian Kachumber Salad  by Geetanjali
Avocado Chaat by Shalu




                                                

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13 comments :

  1. Such a light, refreshing chilled soup... Easy-to-make and soothing for the stomach. Perfect share for this season!

    Geetanjali

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  2. So pretty and refreshing! Love all the flavors in this colorful summer soup! Brilliant share dear <3

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad to know you liked the recipe.

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  3. Wow!! Such a lovely beautiful color. Absolutely refreshing treat for your tastebuds and soul.

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    1. Thank you. It is indeed very refreshing and hydrating treat, perfect for the ongoing Summers.

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  4. ahaaa !! I just love to havr these chilled Watermelon Gazpacho... I too wanted to make this and somehow changed my mind and prepare salad of Green Chickpeas in Mustard Vinaigrette.... this has an awesome color and lovely share

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    1. Thank you Sasmita. A bowl of chilled soup like this is the need of the day. I am glad you liked it.

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  5. Love this gazpacho, it is perfect for summer season. This has been on my list since a long time, shall make it now.

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    1. Do you ve it a try Jayashree. I am sure you are going to live this as much as we did.

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  6. Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho with toasted bread makes a perfect meal for the hot summers. Such a pretty refreshing color!!

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    1. Thank you so much Swati. Gazpacho is surely a treat for Summers.

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  7. lovely colour of the gaspacho Poonam. My recipe is quite different, will try yours when my summer starts.

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