watermelon gazpacho


4 cups U.S. cubed, seeded watermelon (divided)

1 cucumber (peeled, coarsely chopped, divided)

1 clove garlic (minced)

2 tablespoons U.S. chopped onion

2 teaspoons U.S. lime juice

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of cubed watermelon and 1/2 of chopped cucumber; set aside.
  2. Process remaining ingredients in a food processor or blender until puréed.
  3. Transfer all ingredients to a large bowl and stir.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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