Watermelon Gazpacho


The weather lately has been unbearable. With heat indices above a 100 degrees Fahrenheit, I have been going from underground garage to underground garage and stepping out only minimally on a as-needed basis. I did step out last weekend to see some lotus really early in the morning before they shut due to the heat.

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Glorious views! It was a delightful hike with some excellent company.

But believe me, when I say, that the heat has been oppressive and Gazpacho is the perfect office day lunch. Here’s how I made mine:

Ingredients:
1/4 watermelon cut and frozen
1/4 red pepper chopped and frozen
1 jalapeno cut
1 garlic clove peeled
1/4 cucumber finely chopped
a little finely chopped red onion
3-4 mini heirloom locally grown tomatoes finely chopped
a little cilantro finely chopped
some lemon juice (optional)
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

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Blend frozen watermelon, red pepper, jalapeno, and garlic. Add some finely chopped red onion,cucumber and tomatoes. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. And some lemon juice.

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If you are wondering… I chop my fresh produce as needed, toss them in a zip log bag and freeze them so they are ready for use!

Refreshing! Exactly what you need for an incredibly hot, humid day. Serve chilled.

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