Hot weather means ripe watermelons!
Watermelons taste like summer and I cannot get enough of these delicious fruits, which is why I created a raw food recipe to make them the main focus of a healthy meal.
Gazpachos are cool, refreshing summer soups, but this one is particularly good in that it successfully pairs the sweetness of watermelon with the coolness of cucumbers and the spice of jalapeños. If you are not big on the fire factor of jalapeños you can use green pepper instead.
If you have plans for a work out and need a light meal, this is perfect. If it is too hot to cook and you have grown tired of all your salad recipes, try this flavorful soup.
WATERMELON GAZPACHO RECIPE
2 cups of watermelon juice (if you don’t have a juicer, blend it in the Vita-Mix after removing the seeds)
3/4 cup watermelon diced to 1/4 inch pieces, seeds removed
1 heirloom tomato, seeded and diced to 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup English cucumber diced to 1/4 inch pieces
the juice of one lime (reserve the zest for garnish)
1 tablespoon minced cilantro (reserve a few leaves for garnish)
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl and stir well to combine. Serve chilled and garnished with fresh lime zest and cilantro leaves.
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