I have made Tyler's Gazpacho for company to rave reviews. It is very easy, totally raw if you omit the optional feta cheese, and delicious! It hits all the right notes - slightly spicy, a little sweet, a bit salty, totally refreshing with a slight crunch from all the veggies, but smooth at the same time. I made a double batch today to make up for missing out the whole summer...
Tyler's Watermelon Gazpacho (with just a few changes of my own)
- 1 large tomato, cut into chunks
- 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and cut into quarters
- 2 cups cubed fresh watermelon
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 1/2 cucumber, seeded and cut into 1 inch slices
- 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (basil, sage, or dill work well)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
- In a blender, puree the tomatoes, jalapeno, and the watermelon.
- Pour in the red wine vinegar and olive oil and pulse.
- Add the onion, cucumber and dill and season with salt and pepper. Puree until mostly smooth.
- Pour into chilled bowls and sprinkle with feta, if desired.