Archive for August, 2012

Watermelon Gazpacho

The watermelon gazpacho is one of my favorite dishes on a hot Summer day.  The original recipe is with tomatos, I replace them with fresh cold watermelon.

Hot town, summer in the city! Today is the hottest day of this summer, more than 37°C (around 95°F). So I decided to prepare a cold Spanish soup called gazpacho.

Watermelon Gazpacho

(4 Servings)

Ingredients Watermelon Gazpacho:

  • 800 g watermelon, cold and diced
  • 400 ml tomato juice, cold
  • 1 small garden cucumber
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 3 slices of French baguette, roasted and diced
  • Some ice cubes
  • 1 red fresh chili pepper, without seeds and diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, roasted
  • Basil leafs

How to:

Peel cucumber, red and yellow pepper with a potato peeler.

Take a quarter of each vegetable and dice them in tiny cubes. Set aside.

Cut the rest of the vegetables in bigger pieces and put them into the blender.

Put the watermelon, tomato juice, baguette and 6-8 ice cubes in the blender as well.

Season it with chili pepper, salt, pepper, olive oil and a pinch of brown sugar.

Blend all together till its smooth.

Fill the gazpacho in four glasses.

Put one ice cube in the gazpacho and top them with the diced cucumber, peppers and the roasted pine nuts.

Garnish with a basil leaf.

Serve the gazpacho with some roasted baguette or garlic bread.

Optional you can put garlic or a red onion in the gazpacho as well.

 

Check out another tasty gazpacho recipe on my blog, it's the green asparagus gazpacho.