Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Watermelon Wednesdays #5.... A refreshing gazpacho

Hello Everyone.  I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.  I'm off this morning to NYC for a quick trip...but before I left, I just had to share this yummy recipe for watermelon gazpacho from Martha Stewart. What wonderful and refreshing summer treat. Just yummy.

Ingredients:
5 cups peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped watermelon
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded, and diced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper (about 1 pepper)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, minced

Directions:

  1. Combine 5 cups watermelon and the cranberry juice in the jar of a blender, and puree until mixture is smooth. Pass through a fine sieve into a large bowl or plastic storage container, discarding pulp. You should have 3 cups strained liquid.
  2. Add cucumber, celery, bell pepper, onion, herbs, lime juice, vinegar, jalapeno, and remaining cup chopped melon to watermelon liquid, and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator until soup is well chilled, at least 1 hour. Serve, or store in refrigerator up to 1 day.

    Hope you enjoy this....have a great day!

6 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh HOW I LOVE watermelon. I will give this a try on a hot summer day! Hope your week is a good one..I know how busy you are. xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never made anything like this...sounds delicious! I love eating lighter in the summer time! ♥

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This sounds so refreshing!

Janie said...

This sounds really refreshing! I Love watermelon-along with all kinds of berries- my favorite summer fruit.

Kaybe said...

I got a tip from a produce lady who buys watermelons in Central Florida. She said the medium sized seedless are the sweetest this season.

Della said...

I'm all for something cool, refreshing, and light on a hot summer day! I love watermelon, and anything that resembles fruit or vegetables, so this looks like it would be a big hit with me!

I love Watermelon Wednesdays!