"Pretty in Pink" Watermelon Gazpacho

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Author Notes: These days, in my office, we are all watermelon addicts. Two or three times a week, one or the other of us lugs in a giant, sweet, wonderful watermelon and we spend the day carving it up and dribbling watermelon juice on our desks and leaving pink smears on the copy. The other day I brought home from the market a gigantic seedless watermelon that was too heavy to tote to work in my backpack on my bike (no, I haven't gotten the basket yet, drat!) so I left half at home. There are a lot of watermelon gazpacho recipes out there, some call for tomatoes to go with the watermelon and others add jalapenos; this is what we did with it. wssmom

Serves 4-6

  • About 5-6 cups of seedless watermelon, about one cup of which is cut into 1/2 inch dice, the rest in chunks
  • 1 seedless cucumber, half in chunks, half in 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 small head Boston lettuce, trimmed
  • 2 stalks celery, de-stringed, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 yellow or red or orange pepper, or a mixture, cut in 1/2 inch dice
  • 1/2 red onion, cut in 1/2 inch dice
  • Juice of one lime
  • 6-7 mint leaves, torn
  • Mint sprigs or Greek yogurt, for garnish
  1. Whirl the chunked watermelon, half the seedless cucumber, and the lettuce in a blender until thoroughly pureed.
  2. Stir the pureed watermelon and the remaining ingredients together in an large bowl, chill for a couple of hours, and serve ice-cold with a mint sprig or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Tags: no cooking raw refreshing

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

My son made this the other night ( minus the lettuce) and raved about it.


almost 3 years ago Bevi

I had all sorts of fun with this recipe. On the first try, I added half a charred jalapeno pepper, plus chunks of avocado. Yum. I also made a Pretty in Pink Mary - with the Stoli in the freezer, how could I resist?


about 2 years ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

of course you couldn't and shouldn't have resisted! :) love your spirit, bev!


almost 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I love the watermelon here! Great idea!


almost 4 years ago wssmom

Thanks so much, ChezSuzanne! I know I will be craving this in January ...


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Great flavors!


about 4 years ago wssmom

Wow, thanks, sg!


about 4 years ago Bevi

This looks really refreshing!


about 4 years ago wssmom

Thanks, Bevi -- it's delish icy-cold, and I actually had some for breakfast the other (warm and muggy) morning!


about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

yum, now here's a gazpacho I'd actually enjoy! You lucky girl, you can ride your bike to work??


about 4 years ago wssmom

You can put in or leave out whatever you'd like as well! And yes, after several stabs at dieting, an unused gym membership or two, I decided the simplest option to the creeping poundage was to swap out the bike for the car!


about 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Oooh! Pretty indeed!


about 4 years ago wssmom

Yay! Even the student child liked it!