ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Carol Hurst from the Olde Town Spice Shoppe in St. Charles shows how to make watermelon gazpacho.
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Refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho from The Olde Town Spice Shoppe
This recipe is a great, refreshing summer soup. Serve it chilled with chicken salad sandwiches or other light fare on a hot day or evening.
4 cups seedless watermelon pieces (reserve a couple of small chunks for garnish)
1/2 cucumber, seeds removed and diced
1/4 yellow pepper, seeds removed and diced
1/8 cup minced onion
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped basil
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional garnish: sour cream or yogurt
Add all ingredients except the watermelon in to the blender. Process on “puree” setting until combined. Add watermelon and puree until combined and at desired consistency.
Garnish with a small dollop of sour cream or yogurt and a chunk of fresh watermelon.
Ideally, refrigerate for a few hours or overnight, giving the flavors a chance to combine. (Also makes a great appetizer served in small shotglasses or “shooters”.)
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