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Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe [Easy Summer Soup]

Has it ever happened to you that the weather is really hot and you feel like you need a light and tasty meal? Well if that’s your case then the famous watermelon gazpacho is here to the rescue!

This recipe is based on a twist on the classic gazpacho recipe, which is perhaps one of the most famous dishes from Spain.  

In this article, I will show you how to make gazpacho and I’ll also give you some tips to make the best out of this summer soup recipe.

Watermelon Gazpacho recipe from spain
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Background of the Dish

easy gazpacho recipe

The gazpacho is a really popular Spanish dish, that has been present in Andalusian homes since 1600.

This cold soup was created thanks to the trade between Spain and different regions of the new world, where the Spaniards received a lot of new vegetables, and one of them was the tomato!

But now the question that surfaces is what is gazpacho? Well, that’s very simple, the gazpacho is a summer soup made with tomatoes, bread, oil, and vinegar. 

Other ingredients may vary such as adding other vegetables like cucumber or pepper, or in this case adding watermelon.

If you’re curious about how you could make a cold soup with cucumber, know that we have a cucumber gazpacho recipe that you can try as well.

You can also try our Spanish cucumber avocado gazpacho, which is perfect if you’re on a keto diet.

I promise you that once that you try this watermelon gazpacho, it’ll become one of your favorite summer recipes!

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Things You’ll Need for Watermelon Gazpacho

One of my favorite things about watermelon gazpacho, and other Spanish soup recipes, is that you don’t need any exotic ingredient, or expensive kitchen tool, since it is a pretty simple and straightforward recipe. 

When it comes to the ingredients, the fresher the better, so I always encourage people to use fresh vegetables and fruits, especially in this case that it’s a fresh summer soup

The flavors will be much better, but you still can make gazpacho with canned tomatoes and have a delicious result as well.

Besides that, you will need a blender or a food processor of any type if you want to make this recipe. If you liked this recipe I recommend you try the chunky gazpacho recipe, you won’t regret it!

watermelon soup

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds watermelon
  • 4  Roma tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 (1/2 pound) cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 slice of white bread (soaked in water)
  • optional: fresh mint (chopped, for garnish)

How to Make Watermelon Gazpacho – Step by Step Guide

making summer gazpacho
  1. Soak the slice of bread for half an hour in water.
  2. In the meantime grab every vegetable and fruit listed, remove the seeds, peel them and clean them. Make sure to remove the core from the tomatoes. Don’t worry if the watermelon has any seeds left.
  3. In a blender or food processor combine all of the ingredients, including the soaked bread. Taste and check if it needs more seasoning.
  4. Transfer the watermelon gazpacho into a clean bowl and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours before eating it. You can put it for less time (1 or 2 hours) in the freezer but don’t forget about it!
  5. As an optional step, serve with some mint leaves on top.

Substitution of Ingredients

melon gazpacho

A great advantage of the gazpacho, in general, is that it allows you to play with the different ingredients and adjust every recipe according to your taste and diet. 

Here I’ll give you some tips to customize this wonderful summer soup recipe and make it your own! 

One of the easiest substitutions in this Spanish soup is to replace the watermelon with melon and make a melon gazpacho.

If you do this, you would have to add ½ cup of water, since the melon has a smaller amount of liquids. 

Feel free to try other summer soup ideas, such as adding strawberries, blueberries, peach, or any fruit of your choice. 

You can also make a summer vegetable soup recipe by removing the watermelon and adding more onions and bell peppers.

Tips on Serving Watermelon Gazpacho

summer vegetable soup from spain

This watermelon gazpacho recipe can be served in many ways and at all times of the day. Especially in summer, you can have this watermelon soup as a fresh lunch, or even as an afternoon snack since it combines sweet and savory flavors.

I do encourage you to add some toppings to the watermelon gazpacho, this way you will have a very pleasing mix of textures. 

You can add some cubed vegetables on top, or even some extra cubed watermelon to add more sweetness to the soup.

If you want a crunchy texture, you can use some toasted bread or croutons.

How to Store Watermelon Gazpacho

How to Store Watermelon Gazpacho

There are different ways to store this watermelon tomato gazpacho, but here I’ll show you how to do it without failing while trying.

The easiest way to store it is by placing your watermelon soup in a clean large bowl and covering it with plastic wrap or a clean plastic bag. 

This way you can store it in the fridge for up to 4 days, and the gazpacho will preserve its freshness and delicious taste.

Now, apart from that, you can freeze your watermelon gazpacho, but I don’t recommend it. You can place it in a bowl and freeze it for up to 30 days, and then unfreezing it the night before eating it.

The problem that I find with freezing is that the summer gazpacho loses its purpose if you freeze it.

The best part of this cold soup is that it is fresh, and it uses fresh vegetables and fruits, but if you freeze it a part of this freshness goes away.

Still, If you rather freezing it, you can do it! just make sure to process it one more time before consuming it.

Recipe Card: Watermelon Gazpacho

Yield: 4

Spanish Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

Watermelon Gazpacho

Has it ever happened to you that the weather is really hot and you feel like you need a light and tasty meal?

Well if that's your case then the famous watermelon gazpacho is here to the rescue!

This recipe is based on a twist on the classic gazpacho recipe, which is perhaps one of the most famous dishes from Spain. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds watermelon
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 (1/2 pound) cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 slice of white bread (soaked in water)
  • optional: fresh mint (chopped, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Soak the slice of bread for half an hour in water.
  2. In the meantime grab every vegetable and fruit listed, remove the seeds, peel them and clean them. Make sure to remove the core from the tomatoes. Don't worry if the watermelon has any seeds left.
  3. In a blender or food processor combine all of the ingredients, including the soaked bread. Taste and check if it needs more seasoning.
  4. Transfer the watermelon gazpacho into a clean bowl and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours before eating it. You can put it for less time (1 or 2 hours) in the freezer but don't forget about it!
  5. As an optional step, serve with some mint leaves on top.

Notes

For this Spanish gazpacho recipe, you can use any tomato of your choice, since the star ingredient is the watermelon. I still recommend Roma tomatoes due to their freshness.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 33Total Fat 0.4gUnsaturated Fat 0.1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2.7mgCarbohydrates 7.4gSugar 0.3gProtein 0.8g

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