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Friday, August 14, 2015

Flexible Gluten Free and Vegan Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho (+MeatlessMonday)

It's been crazy hot in Vancouver, British Columbia this summer. And when I say hot, I mean like 30-35C (86-95F) and this is not exactly normal here. So not normal that most people don't have air conditioning in their homes.

Sadly, I'm one of those people without A/C.

So when we had my dad and his wife over for dinner a few weeks back I had no intentions of turning on the oven for anything. Searching around for hot weather dishes, I came across a few recipes for watermelon gazpacho. I loved the idea, and made up my own super simple variation based on what I had in the fridge.

This hot weather appetizer is super flexible, takes very little time to whip up, and requires no heat! It's also extremely refreshing and unusual, and a nice way to use up any leftover watermelon slices you might have in the fridge.

As I said, the recipe is quite flexible and there are a lot of variations out there, so feel free to muck around with it!

And if you're like me and don't like to waste anything, here are a couple of ways you can use the leftover watermelon rind:

Ingredients for Watermelon Gazpacho (serves 4)

2 c. peeled and cubed watermelon
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 large tomato, diced (OR about 1 more cup worth or watermelon)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar (OR red wine vinegar)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, basil, or mint
Sea salt and pepper to taste


1) In a food processor or blender, puree all ingredients until smooth. Serve chilled or at room temp. Top with more fresh herbs if desired.

See? It's that simple!

Do you have a favourite gazpacho or watermelon recipe? Feel free to link it up below!

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This post was shared on the following great link parties: Plant Based Potluck Party, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday,


  1. I love the flavor of creative summer soups so I am delighted that you shared this healthy and delectable recipe with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party. I'm pinning and sharing.


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