Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho My mom served up a delicious Gazpacho the other night. What made it a bit different from others is that it had some watermelon in the mix. Here is the recipe from GlobalGourmet.com:

Spain’s signature cold soup, tackles summer with a classic heat antidote: watermelon. Chilling makes flavors less pronounced, so be sure to always taste the soup before serving and adjust the vinegar and salt for balance. To speed up chilling time, start with pre-chilled ingredients.

1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 green pepper
1/2 yellow pepper (or more red or green pepper)
1/2 small red onion
1 Granny Smith apple, cored
4 green onions, trimmed
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro (or parsley)
1/2 small seedless watermelon, about 3 pounds
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Chunk the peppers, red onion and apple and set aside in separate piles. Chop the green onion and cilantro into 1-inch lengths; set aside.

Using a food processor, pulse the peppers, red and green onions and cilantro; coarsely chop them into small bits, but do not puree. Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Process the apple into small bits and add it to the vegetables.

Remove the watermelon rind and chunk the flesh. Process flesh in batches until pureed, emptying each batch into the bowl of vegetables.

Stir in the cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt. Chill the gazpacho. Before serving, taste to correct the seasonings.

Posted by on June 28, 2005 in Food

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