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Watermelon Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a tomato-based, raw vegetable soup traditionally served cold (according to Wiki source) and it is a Spanish based recipe and very popular in south america, I have seen several colorful Gazpacho recipes before but never made one, But today that watermelon I got a week back, sitting in fruit basket spur me to make something exciting. Though my kids love to eat watermelon as wedges, the huge amount of this fruit always makes me try different variations not to leave any left overs. Previously I have made Watermelon Salad for those hot summer days, and today I have tried this Gazpacho with Watermelon and loved this flavorful cold soup, and it feels like having the spiced up cool fruit in every sip. The key for this tasteful soup is balancing the flavors and spices properly. Here is the recipe, Enjoy!


Watermelon Gazpacho


Ingredients:
Watermelon - 2 cup ( cut-up)
Tomato - 2 (cluster tomatoes are best)
Green Bell Pepper ( Capsicum) - 1/2 medium
Garlic - 2 cloves
Mint - 1 Tbsp
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1/2 tsp
lime juice - 1 tsp


Method:
  1. Reserve 1/4 cup of watermelon. 
  2. Take the remaining watermelon and blend it in the blender. Add the chopped tomato, green bell pepper, crushed garlic, mint and blend it for 1 minute (or until it becomes like puree). Then Add salt and pepper and pulse. Taste and adjust all the seasonings. 
  3. Take this to serving bowl and squeeze the fresh lime juice and Chill this in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.top with reserved diced watermelon cut-up and mint leaves.
  4. Serve this with some reserved diced watermelon cut-up and mint leaves on top.


Tips:
  • You can make several variations in this watermelon gazpacho. As long as you add some spice to it.
  • Instead Green Bell Pepper, you can use 1 jalapeno and red bell pepper.
  • For more spicy version you can add 1/2 tsp paprika or 1 tsp of chipotle sauce.
  • this goes well with the side of garlic bread or will be good on creamy mashed potatoes.
a spoonful of spiced up cool fruit
linking this to following events
Let's Cook with Fruits
Healthy Diet - Vegeterain Side Dishes, started by Priya.
Whole foods Wednesday at This Chick Cooks

Take care until i come up with one more recipe..
-Mythreyi

15 comments:

  1. Lovely color... Looks interesting...

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  2. Cant wait to try this super pleasing gazpacho,unfortunatley we have to wait few more days for watermelons here.

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  3. Never heard of this before. Just love it....

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  4. Delicious and colorful preparation.

    Deepa

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  5. wow...looks delicious & so inviting..I love this..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  6. Lovely and delicious
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  7. Looks colorful and yummy. Thx for linking. Could you also add a link to the event announcements. Thx.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  8. nice n inviting soup...looks colorful n very delicious !!!!

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  9. I love the color of this soup - I am yet to develop a taste for cold soups/ gaspacho, but this looks way too tempting!

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    1. True Priya!! I am like you, but this cold soup is a treat for summer, try it and let me know, I am hoping you will like it (as i did) after tasting it... :-)

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  10. I love soups but yet to try my hand and over come the preconceived notion of cold soups. Love the color of the soup. Perfect for the hot weather. Thanks for linking it to the event.

    Tickling Palates
    Event : Fruit Recipes

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  11. Absolutely relishing for summer..delicious!
    First time to your space,Mythreyi..Happy to join too..
    Do drop by my space & hope u'll join my space too!

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-Mythreyi