Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho

So I've been taking my sweet time with the recipe development this summer - whoopsie! It's been a hectic year with the launch of Relevate. As much as I'd like to think I'm Superwoman, I'd have to clone myself several times to get everything I want done 😉 . 

But after a relaxing trip to Palm Springs last week (holy HOT weather! 💦 ), I came home jonesing for some cold soup. The kind that not only quenches your thirst, but also doubles as a meal when the temps are just too hot to cook or digest food. You know what that means...

It's G A Z P A C H O time.

Last year, I made an amazing Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, but this year I wanted to spice up the ingredient list. What better way to celebrate summer than with some hydrating watermelon? This recipe adds a spicy jalapeño kick, a citrus tartness to balance out the sweet watermelon, and mint and cucumber to balance the spice.

So grab your Vitamix and get ready to whip up a bowl of P E R F E C T I O N 👌 .

Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho
(Gluten-free, Vegan)

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Prep time: 20 min
Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

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  • 1/2 Medium Seedless Watermelon
  • 20 Mint Leaves (+ more for garnish)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled + roughly chopped
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1/2 jalapeño, de-seeded + chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Blood Orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Peel and roughly cube/chop watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeño, and onion.
  2. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix. Blend to a soup consistency. I split it into 2 batches.
  3. Feel free to add more mint, lemon/orange juice, red wine vinegar, or sea salt to taste. I used the exact proportions listed above and it was DIVINE!
  4. Chill in refrigerator until cold; garnish with mint sprigs and enjoy on a hot day!