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Watermelon Gazpacho

watermelon gazpacho

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 seedless watermelon, diced (about 8 cups)
  • 1 English cucumber, finely diced
  • 1/2 red, orange or yellow bell pepper, finely diced (you could use a whole pepper)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar (2 Tbls. white balsamic vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp minced shallot (I used one whole shallot)
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt (I used 1 tsp.)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tsp green Tabasco sauce
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (opt.)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped (opt.)
  • 1 tsp. cumin (opt.)

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in large bowl. Use an immersion blender to blend ingredients to desired texture. You could use a food processor or blender to do this as well.
  2. Refrigerate for several hours (or overnight) to let flavors combine.
  3. Taste and adjust salt, pepper and tobasco, if necessary.