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Watermelon Gazpacho

watermelon soup

After being treated to such a nice day yesterday I decided to make a special, light and tasty meal for this evening. Tonight we will be having grilled shrimp that were marinated in a sweet chilli sauce and watermelon gazpacho. What a great way to end a warm and humid day of yard and house work.

watermellon soup ingredients


  • 8 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded ans finely diced
  • 1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chilli oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

soup mixture


  1. Mix watermelon, cucumber, bell pepper, basil, parsley, vinegar, red onion, oils and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Reserve 2 cups of the mixture.
  3. Puree the rest of the mixture in batches and transfer to another bowl.
  4. Stir in the reserved mixture.
  5. Chill for at least an hour prior to serving.

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