Light, refreshing and sweet, fresh watermelon is a true summer treat! It's low in calories, full of antioxidants, and packed with vitamins A, C and B6. Fresh watermelon slices are a classic summer snack, but for a slightly more complex taste, try this recipe for Basil Watermelon Gazpacho. It's a perfectly refreshing mix of salty, savory and sweet. Enjoy this chilled summer soup on its own, or served with grilled veggies at your next barbecue!
Basil Watermelon Gazpacho
makes 4 servings
- 6 cups cubed fresh watermelon
- 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped basil
- 1/4 teaspon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Chill watermelon and cucumber in refrigerator ahead of time. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor until roughly smooth (a few chunks are good!). Enjoy right away!