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Gazpacho with watermelon

2 comments Jul 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Soups

A gazpacho with a twist. After having posted the plain one and the version with beet root I am posting the one with watermelon. The watermelon gives a fruity and sweet twist to the soup that combines very well with the peppers and tomato. It is important though that you use a very ripe melon.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

difficulty: easy


  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • one cucumber
  • a slice of watermelon
  • a slice of dry bread
  • a sip of red wine vinegar
  • some Cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper


Put the tomato into boiling water until the skin breaks open. Remove them form the water and set them aside to cool down. Peel them.

Peel the onion the garlic and the cucumber and cut into pieces. Cut the bell pepper into slices. Remove the pits from the melon.

Put all ingredients into a mixer and blend until smooth.

Season with cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and some vinegar. Fridge, then serve cold.


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  1. looks great! I recently had watermelon gazpacho at a restaurant in Los Olivos (the Sideways movie wine country) which I wanted to like so bad but it was ultra sweet. Your recipe sounds like it has the right combo of savory and sweet.

  2. A very colourful and tasty recipe. I’ve never tried with watermelon, and it is now on my “must-try” list!! Yesterday night I made a gaspacho with melon and tomatoes, which turned out very tasty, too :-)

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