Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho
There’s nothing quite like a refreshing bowl of Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho on a hot summer day. This delightful soup is a perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors, making it a favorite among both kids and adults.
- 4 cups of diced watermelon
- 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the diced watermelon, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, and garlic in a blender.
- Add the fresh basil leaves, olive oil, and red wine vinegar to the blender.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste, and blend again to incorporate the seasoning.
- Transfer the gazpacho to a large bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill.
- Before serving, garnish with additional basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil if desired.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho is a delightful summer soup that combines the natural sweetness of watermelon with the freshness of cucumber, red bell pepper, and basil. It’s a no-cook recipe that’s perfect for those scorching summer days when you need something light, refreshing, and hydrating.
Nutrition: Calories: 120, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g
When you take your first spoonful of this Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho, you’ll be greeted with a burst of fruity sweetness, followed by the crispness of cucumber and the earthy notes of basil. The red bell pepper adds a touch of mild spice, while the olive oil and red wine vinegar provide a subtle richness and tanginess.
This gazpacho is not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. Watermelon is hydrating, and this soup is a fantastic way to stay cool and well-hydrated during the summer months. It’s low in calories and packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
Whether you serve it as an appetizer at a summer barbecue or enjoy it as a light and healthy lunch, Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho is a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone feeling refreshed and satisfied. So, next time the sun is blazing, whip up a batch of this delightful gazpacho and savor the taste of summer in every spoonful.