Healthy Recipe, Watermelon Gazpacho
Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables. A classic of Spanish cuisine, it is widely eaten in Spain and Portugal, particularly during hot summers, as it is refreshing and cool. Gazpacho is rich in minerals, antioxidants, fiber and in vitamins C, A and E. Red tomatoes, for example, are high in carotenoids such as lycopene, beta-carotene and healthy antioxidants. Plus: Who doesn’t love watermelon?
1 large tomato, pureed
1/2 serrano chili
2 cups cubed fresh watermelon
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1/2 cucumber, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill, plus more for garnish
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
In a blender, puree the tomatoes, chili, and 1/2 of the watermelon. Pour in the red wine vinegar and olive oil and pulse. Add the onion, cucumber and dill and season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Pour into chilled bowls and sprinkle with dill, feta, and remaining watermelon. Serve.
Makes 4 servings
190 calories; 16g fat; 228mg sodium; 10g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 3g protein; 7g sugar