Watermelon Jalapeño Gazpacho

Summertime and soup don’t really go hand in hand, except for when it’s gazpacho. Gazpacho, or a chilled soup, is perfect for when it’s hot as b*lls and you need to cool down. But just because you’re slurping down a chilled soup doesn’t mean it should be devoid of flavor or nutrients.  My answer: Watermelon Jalapeño Gazpacho. Full of healthy foods and a mouthful of spicy sass.

 

Because of the super yin nature of gazpacho, the yang jalapeno is welcomed and not overwhelming. Another bonus, you don’t have to cook a dang thing. Here’s how to make it:

 

Watermelon Jalapeno Gazpacho

  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1 large tomato
  • ½ or 1 cup of cucumber
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • ½ jalapeno, less if you want it less spicy
  • Salt + pepper

 

Throw all items into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Because chewing a soup is expected, no worries if there’s a little texture in there.

 

Garnish this with extra cilantro, lime and jalapeno. For an extra crunch and added protein, top it with roasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds. So delish.

 

Ingredient highlights…

  • Watermelon is cooling and hydrating with high levels of lycopene, an antioxidant.
  • Tomatoes are also famous for their lycopene levels, making this an antioxidant-rich meal.
  • Avocado provides healthy fats and further encourages the absorption of the lycopene into the system.
  • Cucumbers are a also cooling in nature–not only for the body but also for the disposition.