Watermelon Gazpacho

Serves 4

  • 1 small or mini seedless watermelon, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 slices ciabatta or your favorite bread, grilled

Put the watermelon, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, green onion, garlic and basil in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Add the lime zest, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Blend until smooth and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Chill until ready to serve.

Heat a grill or a griddle pan to medium-high heat. Drizzle ciabatta slices with the remaining olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Grill for 2 minutes per side.

Heat a grill or a griddle pan to medium-high heat. Drizzle ciabatta slices with the remaining olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Grill for 2 minutes per side.

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