Watermelon Berry Gazpacho

Watermelon Berry Fruit Gazpacho recipe, cucumber, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, lemon zest, honey

Watermelon Berry Gazpacho

Summer is nearly upon us and this Watermelon Berry Gazpacho recipe is filled with the fruity tastes of summer. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, a snack, or a refreshing addition to any picnic or party, it is ready in mere minutes.  

I have been trying to get out to pick some strawberries at one of the local “you-pick-’em” farms. Ever since I said I wanted to go, it’s been raining every day. Since the vibrant flavor of strawberries is enhanced by sunshine, I’m waiting for a sunny day before I go. But I’ve had strawberry on my brain and I had to implement one of my berry recipe ideas anyway!

I’ll be hosting The Blount County Girls for a brunch soon and I really wanted to try this idea I had for a Watermelon Berry Gazpacho. I’ve seen different versions a lot, I had an idea for one of my own.

The base of the gazpacho is watermelon. I used that primarily to increase volume at a reasonable cost. Watermelon is pretty inexpensive and is a good foil for the berries. The color was perfect, too!

To that I added strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cucumber, Granny Smith apple, lemon zest and a titch of honey. All of those ingredients are pulsed in a food processor until they still have a bit of texture. That’s it! And you will not believe how flavorful, refreshing, and vibrant this tastes!

I served mine in a glass mug garnished with fresh berries and a sprig of mint. I could have cheerfully slurped down the entire batch!

I hope you’ll try this delicious cold fruit soup on some hot summer day…you’ll be happy you did!

P~

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This Watermelon Berry Gazpacho recipe is filled with the fruity tastes of summer. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, a snack, or a refreshing addition to any picnic or party, it is ready in mere minutes.
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Recipe type: Cold Soup
Serves: about 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon cubes, seeds removed if not using a seedless variety
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup peeled, seeded, cubed cucumber
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Reserve berries and mint sprig for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients, except reserve berries for garnish) into the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Pulse to puree, but not completely to a liquid. You want there to be a bit of texture remaining.
  3. Remove to a bowl or pitcher, cover to chill.
  4. To serve, either pour or ladle into cups or bowls of your choice and garnish.

 

About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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6 Responses to Watermelon Berry Gazpacho

  1. sj
    Twitter: popqueenie
    says:

    Since I can’t have the apples, what could I use to replace them? This sounds amazing and I’d love to try it, but don’t want to swell up and deal with hives for days. :/

  2. This looks amazing, P! What a colorful and delicious idea 🙂

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