Watermelon Gazpacho

This simple no-cook, make-ahead summer soup is the perfect starter for your July 4th barbecue. Refreshing and cool, with a touch of jalapeno heat, it’s just the thing to warm up the taste buds for whatever’s on the grill!

Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

Ingredients:

  • 1 jalapeno, seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 c jicama, peeled and chopped
  • 6 c watermelon, chopped

Instructions: Coarsely chop jalapeno, garlic and onion and chop in food processor until fine. Add jicama, chop, then add watermelon 2 cups at a time. Process until nearly smooth. Stir in lime juice and pour into glass bowl or serving dishes. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro and enjoy!
Makes 6 servings.

Root Source Featured Recipe!Notes: I bought one of the smaller watermelons at the market and used just over a quarter of it – so you can easily get 2-3 times this recipe from one melon, if you need to feed a larger crowd.

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10 Responses to “Watermelon Gazpacho”

  1. JeanAnnVK

    It would never have occurred to me to use watermelon in this way…but I can see how the texture would be similar to tomato gazpacho…you are so innovative… :)

  2. foodietots
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    @ JeanAnnVK – Why thank you. The jicama gives it a little more texture too, otherwise it would be pretty liquidy. I might try adding tomatoes next time to see how it tastes with both.

  3. Stacye Ray

    Congrats on being featured on cookthink! I think of you often and I’ll bookmark foodietots!

  4. foodietots
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    @ Stacye – Thanks!

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  6. jenna

    i was just hacking up a watermelon last night thinking i needed a recipe for what to do when you have entirely too much watermelon…. i’d love a cup of that.

  7. Jasmine

    Just wondering if you have you found a local source for the Jicama? Otherwise I will head over to the grocery and pick one up. I bought a watermelon at the Wednesday King Street market and then got another two small ones from my CSA.

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    @ Jasmine – No, unfortunately I get my jicama at the grocery store. I was thinking of trying this with seeded cucumber to make it all local but haven’t experimented yet. Watermelon from your CSA? We’re still just on onions and potatoes. Okay, and a few little tomatoes. :-/

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