Watermelon Gazpacho

Yields 4 servings


5 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup finely chopped seedless watermelon, reserved for garnish
1/2 to 1 cup finely diced avocado, reserved (optional)


Puree the first 10 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Adjust the seasonings as needed. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Stir in the finely chopped watermelon and avocado at serving time.

Recipe and photo courtesy of National Watermelon Promotion Board 

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