Cooling Watermelon Gazpacho



Friends, you must try this, especially if you're a watermelon fan. Yes, it's fun to enjoy watermelon all by its lonely self, however making it into a savory snack is fun, delicious and nutritious! This cooling, hydrating dish is bursting with flavor through combination of melon, shallots, lime, cucumber and herbs. Enjoy it as often as you can while watermelon is in season!



Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh watermelon juice

  • 1/2 cup fresh cucumber juice

  • 3/4 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and medium diced

  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, small diced

  • 1 cup watermelon, cut into small cubes

  • 2 tbsp shallot, minced

  • 1 Tbsp jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)

  • 3 tbsp fresh mint or cilantro or basil (your choice!), thinly sliced

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 1/4 tsp salt (or, to taste)

How to make

  1. Either juice your watermelon and cucumber (if you're lucky enough to have a juicer!) or blend it in a high-speed blender and strain through a sieve.

  2. In mixing bowl, add the juices, cucumber, bell pepper, watermelon, shallot, jalapeño, herbs (mint, basil or cilantro, whichever herb you choose) and vinegar. Stir gently to mix all ingredients.

  3. To serve, add the squeeze of lime and sprinkle of salt.



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