Watermelon and Cucumber Gazpacho

"This fresh, colorful soup makes a great summer starter. It's definitely different and very refreshing."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
Ingredients:
12
Yields:
4 bowls
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Puree 4 cups watermelon in blender until smooth.
  • Transfer puree to large bowl.
  • Add remaining 1 cup diced watermelon and next 10 ingredients; stir to combine.
  • Cover gazpacho and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
  • Divide gazpacho among bowls and top with dollop of crème fraîche or sour cream.
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • Bon Appétit.
  • August 2005.

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  1. anniesnomsblog
    This is wonderful! So fresh and vibrant. We had this for lunch and then kept the leftovers for lunch the next day. This is such a great gazpacho; will definitely make again!
     
  2. erosenthal
    This is the best soup I've ever had. So subtle, so amazing. Skipped the jalepenos and added mayo instead of sour cream because that's what I had on hand and put in my tomato gazpacho.
     
  3. lecole54
    I made this for an outing on the lake. While I love regular (tomato) gazpacho, one of my friends suffers from acid reflux, so I made this instead. Everyone LOVED it! At one reviewer's suggestion I swapped balsamic vinegar for red wine vinegar. Also pureed the whole thing, which made for a lovely texture, albeit no crunch. Could do it either way, really. But perfect for a hot summer day's outing.
     
  4. Glori-B
    What a wonderfully refreshing soup! The temperatures here have been in the high 90's and this soup was an amazing fix to the "I'm too hot to eat" blues! Taking a cue from the other reviewers, I halved the vinegar and switched it to balsamic. I also used half the amount of jalapeno pepper due to personal preferences. A delight to the eye and the palate! Thanks Nana Lee!
     
  5. noreenruth
    an excellent recipe for summer in Israel when watermelons abound.very refreshing
     
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