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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho

IMG_2006I’m still dragging and haven’t been feeling well since our return from Utah and I’ve been craving soup but with the heat index over 100F a nice refreshing no-cook summer soup with fruit and veggies straight from our garden is just what the doctor ordered.  Oh my gosh this soup is beyond wonderful and I found myself just pouring some from the big pitcher in the fridge and drinking it without all the added fancy little bits of extra diced watermelon, cucumber & tomato.  This is just so delicious I can’t stop drinking it.  I love that everything other than the onion and garlic came straight from our garden so it couldn’t be fresher.  This is one recipe that I could enjoy all summer long and once our garden is done for the season I’ll be having watermelon tomato gazpacho withdrawal…but something to look forward to next summer!

Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho 

6 cups small diced seedless watermelon and liquid
1/2 cucumber, diced
2 very ripe medium tomatoes, diced
1 clove garlic
2 TBS minced sweet onion
1/2 jalapeno, seeded
10 basil leaves
1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
salt
pepper

Extra diced watermelon, cucumber & tomato as well as basil leaves for garnish.

Put first eight ingredients into a blender and process until very smooth.  Strain the liquids through a Chinois and then season to taste with salt & pepper (if you want your gazpacho with more texture just skip the straining step).  Chill over night or until very cold and then pour into serving bowls and garnish with the extra diced watermelon, cucumber, tomato and a fresh basil leaf.

Enjoy!!

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26 comments:

  1. um YUMMY!!!!!
    love it

    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oh i love those kitsch colours! haha. this cold soup is perfect for the hot summer!

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/02/very-pink-beetroot-cold-soup.html

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  3. not only sounds yummy but also beautiful thanks for sharing come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for stopping by and linking up at Menu Mondays!

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  5. WOW! I've been looking at summer soup recipes and this one takes the cake! I may have to try this one while my parents are here over the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. I do love soup but I have never tried cold soup but I am willing to try this - thanks for sharing. Saw you on Foodie Friday.

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  7. Stopping by from Little Brick Ranch and Yum, Yum!!

    ciao from Newport Beach

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  8. Looks delish!

    We'd love for you to share this recipe with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  9. looks delicious and sounds so interesting! thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting you from FTF and wishing you a great week! :)

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  10. I love the watermalon and jalapeno combinatin here, great soup! Miriam@Mealess Meals For Meat Eaters

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  11. Yum!Looks delish!Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    http://ties-bonding.blogspot.com/2011/06/fast-food-bento.html

    Happy FTF!

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  12. looks yummy!

    happy FTF!

    here's my entry:

    http://theothersideofme-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/06/ftf-figaro-frost-and-blueberry-muffin.html

    hope to see yah, thanks!

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  13. Interesting! This is a must-try! Here's my FTF entry: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2011/06/food-trip-friday-father%E2%80%99s-day-celebration-at-teriyaki-boy/

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  14. What a unique recipe. I'd just love to try some of your watermelon soup. Thanks for coming by and sharing your recipe. Have a great weekend.
    Katie

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  15. Hi Lisa,
    Your Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho looks delicious, this is really a great recipe. I can't wait to make it we will really enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again for all you help!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Looks delish! Yum!!!


    You might want to join me in my TAKE-OUT BUFFET as my first FTF entry! Hope to see you! :)

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  17. Your soup looks absolutely beautiful, refreshing and delicious.

    Hope you're feeling better already. Yes, this soup is perfect for the summer. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  18. Oh, as I browse around your blog, I realized this was from last year! LOL. But sure it's a dish we can enjoy in any summer day. I'm sure you're already better now! hahaha...good day!

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  19. Interesting! I've never tried a cold soup before. Let me try to make one of this! =)

    Doing my hop from this week's FTF! Here's mine:

    Breakfast for Dinner at The Food Encounters.

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  20. Yum! Thanks for sharing on Friday over at Momtrends. Looks so refreshing!

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/06/friday-food-farmers-classic-pickle-event/

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  21. This looks really different. Yum! Thanks for posting on Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. Love getting new ideas.

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  22. I have been on a huge watermelon kick lately and I never thought to make soup with it. I will have to try this recipe out.

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  23. Thanks for sharing your recipe with
    Simply Delish. Hope to see you again next weekend.

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  24. Thank you for sharing your soup recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back and visit us tomorrow.
    Thanks again.
    I hope to see you there!

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  25. This looks delish! I really dig some watermelon. I bet it's wonderful. Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!!!

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