"Pretty in Pink" Watermelon Gazpacho

By wssmom
June 29, 2011
14 Comments


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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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Reviews (14) Questions (1)

14 Comments

Bevi July 9, 2012
My son made this the other night ( minus the lettuce) and raved about it.
 
Bevi July 15, 2012
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?
 
em-i-lis May 31, 2013
of course you couldn't and shouldn't have resisted! :) love your spirit, bev!
 
I love the watermelon here! Great idea!
 
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wssmom July 6, 2011
Thanks so much, ChezSuzanne! I know I will be craving this in January ...
 
Sagegreen July 3, 2011
Great flavors!
 
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wssmom July 3, 2011
Wow, thanks, sg!
 
Bevi July 2, 2011
This looks really refreshing!
 
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wssmom July 2, 2011
Thanks, Bevi -- it's delish icy-cold, and I actually had some for breakfast the other (warm and muggy) morning!
 
mrslarkin June 30, 2011
yum, now here's a gazpacho I'd actually enjoy! You lucky girl, you can ride your bike to work??
 
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wssmom June 30, 2011
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!
 
boulangere June 29, 2011
Oooh! Pretty indeed!
 
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wssmom June 29, 2011
Yay! Even the student child liked it!