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Watermelon Mint Gazpacho

Nothing cools off the dog days of summer like a bowl of this refreshing watermelon chilled soup. It’s subtle sweetness, touch of mint and pretty pink colour make it especially appealing.

ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon, seedless
  • 3 fresh tomatoes, diced, reserve half
  • 1 english cucumber, diced, reserve half
  • 1 red pepper, diced, reserve half
  • 3 green onions, sliced, reserve half
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 handfuls fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ┬╝ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado, diced

  • preparation

  • Set aside the reserved half of diced tomato, cucumber, red pepper and green onions.
  • Place remaining half in a food processor or blender with watermelon, garlic, mint, lemon juice, olive oil, cayenne pepper. Add a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the reserved diced vegetables.
  • Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Serve topped with fresh avocado and mint leaves. Enjoy!
  • This recipe has been adapted from Love & Lemons Watermelon Gazpacho.