Mary Olivar shares an easy and refreshing recipe that's sweet and savory and the perfect cold meal for a summer evening.
The summer tomato gazpacho recipe is as follows:
6 cups roughly chopped seedless watermelon, divided
3 cups roughly chopped tomatoes, divided
1 shallot, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-Put 5 1/2 cups of the watermelon, 2 1/2 cups of the tomatoes, shallots, oil, vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, salt and pepper into a blender and puree until smooth.
-Transfer puree to a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl and strain puree, pressing as much through as possible; discard solids. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
-Finely chop remaining 1/2 cup watermelon, 1/2 cup tomatoes and 2 tablespoons cilantro and toss together in a bowl.
-Pour chilled soup into bowls or glasses and top with watermelon-tomato mixture.