Watermelon Gazpacho (Recipe)


Gazpacho is an ideal food for a steamy, end-of-summer day. Watermelon, I dare to say, is the most summery of all fruits, so it goes without saying that watermelon gazpacho is, perhaps, the perfect thing to make to celebrate the last days of summer. There are, amazingly enough, plenty of recipes out there for watermelon gazpacho. I chose this particular recipe because it was the least fussy, in terms of both the flavor and the process. I think I chose well.


Watermelon Gazpacho

1 1/4 Pounds seedless watermelon, cubed (about 4 cups)
1 Pound Roma tomatoes, quartered
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or more to taste)
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 Cup chopped celery, plus thinly sliced celery for garnish
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Puree watermelon, tomato, lemon juice, and olive oil in batches for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture and smooth and frothy. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and adjust lemon juice as desired. Transfer gazpacho to a large bowl, cover, and refrigerate for several hours. Before serving, taste again and adjust salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Garnish with celery and serve.

Recipe Credit: Martha Rose Shulman via the New York Times.

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Yum :)

Spencer Young
Spencer Young3 years ago

Sounds good and easy to make. I might add some premium vodka, just for color of course

Fi T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Excellent treat for the heat

Tesni Bishop
.3 years ago

thank you

Robert O.
Robert O.3 years ago

Sounds nice. Thanks Katie.

Sarah Baker
Sarah Baker3 years ago

I love watermelon gazpacho. Add a touch of habanero for extra summer zing!

JL A.3 years ago


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heather g.
heather g.3 years ago

That soup sounds perfect for a warm day.

It sounds as if it is fresh and thirst-quenching

Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago