an elegant watermelon and tomato gazpacho spiced with fresh habanero and topped with a minted cucumber and avocado salsa. it is perfection on a hot summer day. —aubrey | drum beets
roughly chopped red tomatoes
juice of 2 limes
sea salt, or to taste
olive oil for garnish
minted cucumber avocado salsa
juice of 1 lime
In This Recipe
slice the habanero into quarters and remove seeds. use gloves if possible, or be careful not to touch your eyes for several hours!
puree gazpacho ingredients together in a blender until smooth, starting with just 1/4 of the habanero. add more chili to taste. do not overdo it with a high speed blender, as you'll want to be able to strain out the tomato & watermelon seeds. sift blended gazpacho through a fine mesh metal strainer into a bowl to remove all seeds and pulp. chill finished gazpacho for at least 2 hours before serving.
before serving, cut cumber and avocado into long thin strips then dice into tiny cubes. combine in small mixing bowl. finely chop or tear tiny bits of fresh mint into bowl. toss with the juice of a lime.
cut cumber and avocado into long thin strip then dice into tiny cubes, combine in small mixing bowl. finely chop or tear tiny bits of fresh mint into bowl. toss with the juice of a lime.
to serve gazpacho, fill shallow bowls with a portion of gazpacho, top with 1/4 cup cucumber salsa, drizzle with a thin amount of olive oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. serve chilled.