National Watermelon Day

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Watermelon Gazpacho

By Stephanie McKercher RDN

 

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

 

4 cups seedless watermelon (about 3# with rind), peeled and finely diced

1 cup WTRMLN WTR

1 large cucumber, peeled and finely diced

1 red bell pepper, finely diced

¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus additional for topping

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for topping

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus additional for topping

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lemon, zest and juice

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt to taste

 

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and allow flavors to combine for at least 5 minutes.

Transfer half of the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.  Add back to watermelon mixture and stir.

To serve, ladle into bowls and top with fresh herbs. Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

 

Inspired by Eating Well.