Super fresh gazpacho with watermelon

By September 22, 2017RECIPES, TO EAT

Even though the summer is at its end, there are still plenty of watermelons. I regularly buy a big one, as our kids really love this sweet and delicious fruit.

Sometimes the pastèque (as they are called in French) is so huge, that even we have difficulties finishing it. So I had to come up with a recipe to use the leftover watermelon. This recipe comes from the Dutch Elle à Table. It makes an original and fresh gazpacho out of watermelon. I really like it, and I’d love to hear what you think of it!


Serves: about 6 persons
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Fridge: couple of hours


  • 800 gr watermelon + some extra for garnishment
  • 2 average sized tomatoes
  • 1/2 cucumber + some extra for garnishment
  • 1 red bell pepper + some extra for garnishment
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 2 cm piece of fresh root ginger, shredded
  • ½ red chilli pepper (leave the seeds in for more spiciness)
  • 1 red onion
  • salt and pepper to taste


Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and blend until smooth. Put the gazpacho in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Before serving, garnish the bowls with some tiny cubes of watermelon, cucumber and bell pepper.

Hope you like it too!

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