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Watermelon Gazpacho (Recipe)

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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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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9:21PM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Yum :)

8:53AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

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

4:08AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Excellent treat for the heat

2:35AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

thank you

8:45PM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

Sounds nice. Thanks Katie.

5:49PM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

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

5:47PM PDT on Aug 29, 2013


1:11PM PDT on Aug 29, 2013


10:29PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

That soup sounds perfect for a warm day.

It sounds as if it is fresh and thirst-quenching

10:29PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013


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