Print

Love this recipe? Please consider rating it in the comments below. You can also follow me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Wazpacho AKA watermelon gazpacho - A cold refreshing summer soup with tomatoes and watermelon!

Wazpacho AKA Watermelon Gazpacho

5 from 2 reviews

A tasty twist on the classic Spanish gazpacho using watermelon!

Ingredients

2 cups sweet watermelon, seeded and diced, divided
1/2 pound good tomatoes, vine-ripened or heirloom, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/21 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
1 tablespoon good vinegar (I used sherry vinegar)
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1/2 cucumber, seeded and minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper to taste
A pinch of cayenne pepper or dashes of hot sauce to taste

Instructions

2 cups sweet watermelon, seeded and diced, divided
1/2 pound good tomatoes, vine-ripened or heirloom, peeled, seeded, and chopped

1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
1 tablespoon good vinegar (I used sherry vinegar)

2 tablespoons minced red onion
1/2 cucumber, seeded and minced

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper to taste
A pinch of cayenne pepper or dashes of hot sauce to taste

Cilantro sprigs, diced watermelon, cantaloupe, red onion, cucumber to garnish, optional

In a blender or food processor, pulse or puree  half the watermelon and the rest of the ingredients until smooth.

Add the rest of the watermelon and pulse a few times. Chill thoroughly before serving.

Garnish with small diced watermelon, cantaloupe, peeled cucumber, avocado, thinly sliced chives, minced garlic and/or homemade croutons.

Taste for seasonings and add more salt, pepper or cayenne to taste.

Notes

Adapted from my sister, Mary