Watermelon & Tomato Gazpacho

Here’s a delicious cold soup to enjoy on a hot summer’s day…Watermelon & Tomato Gazpacho. Support your local farmers market and enjoy fresh seasonal flavors of garden ripe tomatoes and summertime’s favorite…watermelon.  What a combo 🙂

⇒ Better yet...did you know that you can grow watermelon and tomatoes on a patio or deck? Yup.  Please read my product review on The Garden Patch Grow Box.  You’re gonna want one…trust me.

 

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Ingredients

  •  1/4 Small seedless watermelon, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2-3 Large beefsteak tomatoes, cored, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 Organic seedless cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 Jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and cut into chunks

⇒ Be careful seeding the Jalapeño. Wear gloves if you have them, don’t touch your eyes and wash hands immediately after.

  • 1/4 bunch flat leaf parsley, washed and chopped
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 Quart V8 vegetable juice

⇒V8 juice has much more flavor and nutrients than plain tomato juice.

  • 4 Shakes of hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbls Sherry vinegar or Balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh lime juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 Tsp Dijon mustard
  • S&P to taste

Directions

  • Plan Ahead…  combine the watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, pepper and cilantro into a large blow. Pour the liquid ingredients over the top, add a dash of S&P and let stand and marinate for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to prepare, pour the soup mixture into a food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency.

Serve cold and garnish with a sprig of parsley or a diced avocados, if desired.

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I hope you enjoy this delicious cold soup as much as I do. I welcome your feedback and comments below.  Have a question or special request?  I’ll be happy to help you find a recipe or answer.

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