Happy National Watermelon Day! Summer inspires me to cook because of all the fresh ingredients available. One of our favorites is Watermelon Gazpacho. It truly tastes like summer in a bowl…cool, refreshing and slightly sweet.
It is really fun to serve as a shooter at a party as we did earlier this summer. Probably my favorite way is just a huge bowl on a hot day. It is great too with a grilled burger.
- 1 large watermelon, seeded and diced (I think those with seeds taste best)
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 English cucumber, seeded and diced
- 2 green onions, finely chopped (all of the white and 1 inch of the green)
- 1 tbs chopped cilantro
- 2 tsp of grated fresh ginger
- ½ jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Puree some of the seeded diced watermelon in your blender or Vitamix to equal 6 cups.
- Place in a large bowl and combine all other ingredients.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Chill for 1 hour. You can skip this if all your ingredients were good and cold.
I really enjoy slicing and dicing so this is a super fun recipe for me!
Add the blended watermelon.
Remove the seeds from the English cucumber before you dice.
I remove the thin membrane from the inside of peppers to release more flavor.
A squeeze of lime and some cilantro to finish.
Hope you enjoy!
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This looks amazing! …thanks so much for sharing, Alicia!!!
wow!! this looks Delicious! and I believe I happen to have everything already so I may just give this a go for tomorrow afternoon dinner with the family 🙂
Thanks, Dorothy! I hope you love it like we do.
This sounds excellent! I am having a group of gals over to kayak and we always have lunch afterwards. I’m going to add a splash of vodka as our drink/appetizer!! What do you think of that?!
I think that is a great idea! Hope you love it, too!
thanks for the recipe it will be great for my upcoming BBQ
oh wow This sounds and looks so amazing We’re heading into spring in new zealand nd I am so going to make this thanks
I do similar gazpacho but use abottle if
Bloody mary mixas the base to start
Before adding the chopped veggies,puree in a o pint of plainGreek yogurt.
Now thr taste is great anc the texture and color wonderful.
That is an interesting addition. I’ll have to try it.
Sounds delicious! I am definitely trying this recipe this week. One question though, in the pic it looks like there is a salted seasoning on the rims of the shooter glasses but I do not see it mentioned anywhere. What is it? I can imagine just rub the rim with a lime wedge and dip it in maybe course sea salt – but what is the red seasoning?
The seasoning is called Tajin. It is a lime Chili salt. You should be able to find it at your local grocery store. In Texas, we have it in the produce section of our local Tom Thumb grocery stores. You can also order it on Amazon. Here is the link to the recipe for the shooters and the directions. http://www.aliciawoodlifestyle.com/2015/08/watermelon-gazpacho-shooters/ It is also great in a bowl! Hope you love it!
Surprised at how many calories each serving is…unless they are huge servings!!
Okay, I’m getting a little wild with what I’m thinking but maybe someone would consider it or has tried it already and I’m not as smart as I think I am. What about a gazpacho made with other fruits like apples or strawberries? Anyone have any ideas?
I have made a gazpacho with a pineapple base before and it was wonderful! I’ll have to post that soon, too. I do think you could use strawberries or even peaches as a base.