Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool refreshing watermelon gazpacho with chunks of cucumber, cantaloupe, watermelon, mint and nutty asiago shavings. This gazpacho recipe is a winner with both children and adults, and makes a lovely meal or appetizer in the thick of the summer heat.

Cool Watermelon Gazpacho with asiago shavings

The first time I tried a cold soup, I wasn’t too sure what I thought about it.

It was so ingrained in my mind that soup meant hot, that I had a tough time accepting a chilled version. It had nothing to do with the flavor or texture. It was simply a temperature issue.

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Shortly after that first encounter with gazpacho, I found out I was pregnant with my first child.

From day one, baby Ava turned my body into a fiery furnace that could never quite be quenched. Throughout the entire muggy mid-west summer following, I craved cold foods with passion.

I could not get enough of them… popsicles, chilled salads, jello, large cups of ice, even cold leftover pizza is a treat when your body feels like it’s going to burn to ash.

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Cold soup suddenly sounded very appealing.

I grew a sudden love for watermelon gazpacho. Really, a gazpacho recipe of any variety was something I looked forward to. We ate watermelon gazpacho multiple times over the next few months, experimenting with gazpacho recipes to incorporate our favorite summer produce.

After all, making gazpacho is so easy! Even for hot impatient pregnant women…

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You simply load the blender with watermelon chunks, and various savory ingredients like garlic and onion, to offset the sweetness.

Then puree the gazpacho recipe until it’s nice and smooth.

Top each bowl with chunks of fresh fruits and veggies and a shaving of nutty asiago cheese.

Easy Watermelon Gazpacho with asiago shavings

Watermelon gazpacho is a cure-all for summer heat, and a feast for the senses.

Try serving gazpacho with a loaf of crusty bread and a nice glass of white wine.

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18 comments on “Watermelon Gazpacho

  1. Jenny Flakeposted July 23, 2014 at 7:02 am Reply

    Oh my! This sounds amazing! Love the flavor combos going on!!

  2. Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted July 23, 2014 at 7:02 am Reply

    This looks so cool and refreshing Sommer! I hopped on the gazpacho train a few years ago but have never tried a watermelon version. Lovely!

  3. Christine at Cook the Storyposted July 23, 2014 at 7:06 am Reply

    How refreshing!

  4. Mariaposted July 23, 2014 at 7:20 am Reply

    Perfect for summer!

  5. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted July 23, 2014 at 7:29 am Reply

    pass me a spoon!! looks so refreshing!!

  6. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted July 23, 2014 at 7:52 am Reply

    What a nice cool and refreshing meal! I like the asiago topping!

  7. Heather Christoposted July 23, 2014 at 7:56 am Reply

    This looks great! I love the savory turn of watermelon in this!

  8. Amandaposted July 23, 2014 at 7:59 am Reply

    This sounds great, definitely will try some of this out by the pool! :)

  9. Marla Meridithposted July 23, 2014 at 8:56 am Reply

    Bright & cheery summer flavors!!

  10. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 23, 2014 at 10:45 am Reply

    Love gazpachos for summer! They’re just so refreshing!

  11. Meredithposted July 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Love this fantastic summer flavor combination! So delicious!

  12. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted July 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm Reply

    Totally my kind of dinner! So awesome!

  13. Loriposted July 24, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

    Looks, great! This will be a new taste for me…

  14. Cristinaposted July 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm Reply

    I tried this recipe tonight and I loved it. However, next time I will hold the pepper. Thanks for a new gazpacho variation!

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