Watermelon Cucumber Gazpacho

This delightfully crisp and cool gazpacho will be a welcome addition to your outdoor get-together on a hot summer day.

Serves 5

What You Need:

2-1/2 cups diced seedless watermelon, divided
1-1/2 cups peeled and cubed cucumber, divided
1 small shallot
1 medium tomato, tops removed
5 fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)

What You Do:

1. In a food processor, combine 2 cups watermelon, 1 cup cucumber, shallot, tomato, basil, salt, lime juice, and olive oil. Purée just until smooth.

2. Cover and chill in refrigerator until cold, about 1 hour, and serve garnished with remaining cucumber and watermelon. 

Photo: Allyson Kramer

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