A Healthy Summertime Recipe 1

Watermelon Gazpacho for Summer

Summer is a great time to gather fresh garden ingredients and create a masterpiece in the kitchen. This light and delicious watermelon soup is great tasting and a perfect chilled dish at home that is sure to please. Sit and enjoy with your family and friends over a nice glass of wine. I might suggest a local Colorado wine such as the Dry Riesling from Garrett Estate Cellars.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1  3-pound seedless watermelon, diced (about 5 cups), divided
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium-size red bell pepper, seeded, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium-size yellow bell pepper, seeded, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small jalapeño chile, seeded, minced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream

PREPARATION

Puree 4 cups watermelon in blender until smooth. Transfer puree to large bowl. Add remaining 1 cup diced watermelon and next 10 ingredients; stir to combine. Cover gazpacho and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.

Divide gazpacho among bowls; top with dollop of crème fraîche (optional); and enjoy!

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