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Food In Motion: Watermelon Gazpacho

Hello everyone, it’s Jewels here with another episode of Food in Motion! I am one half of Liz & Jewels and every month Liz and I show you a little video here on decor8 of a recipe we like. Summer has finally arrived in New York City and that has had a serious influence on my cooking. I like fresh and healthy things even more when it is hot out. For example, I eat a lot of watermelon and other juicy fruits. But you can’t really eat fruit for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. At some point you need some savory in there! A few days ago I had an iced gazpacho soup at a small restaurant on the Upper West Side and really liked it. It was the perfect savory dish for this hot and humid NYC weather. As I was devouring it, I was wondering how it was made and if I could just simply add watermelon to it. So I came up with this recipe for watermelon gazpacho – although the word recipe is probably an exaggeration.

Food In Motion: Watermelon Gazpacho

You can basically use any colorful vegetable that you like. And since it is supposed to be eaten cold, it is such a refreshing summer dish! I just love the combination of sweet, spicy and juicy! The recipe is so forgiving that it is not necessary to use exact amounts of everything, but here is what I used and what ended up tasting DELICIOUS! Watch how I make it below and turn up the sound, I love this song…


Music: “Marinette” by TakeBerlin

Watermelon Gazpacho
1 large piece of watermelon (about a fifth of an entire watermelon)
1 jalapeno
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 piece of cucumber (about a third of an entire cucumber)
1 red onion
the juice of one lemon
1 handful of cilantro
salt and pepper
crumbled feta cheese for garnish

You chop some of every vegetable into tiny cubes for garnish. The rest you can just chop coarsely to fit a food processor. Put the tiny pieces to the side for later. In the food processor mix everything together until well blended. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper until you feel like it has that perfect refreshing taste. Pour everything into bowls or glasses, garnish with the little cubes, add feta cheese and cilantro and you are done! It is such a quick recipe, it doesn’t require any cooking and it tastes so good…

(video/photography: Liz & Jewels)

Posted by decor8 in Food In Motion on July 11, 2013

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  1. annton commented
    July 11th, 2013 at 7:27pm

    what a lovely way to celebrate summer; the recipe & the cute video!
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  2. Jessica Newell commented
    July 11th, 2013 at 8:03pm

    Looks delish! I never realized gazpacho was so easy to make. Although I don’t have a food processor like that I do have a blender, I suppose that would do?
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  3. Mariel commented
    July 11th, 2013 at 8:03pm

    I love the traditional gazpacho but I have never tasted Watermelon Gazpacho.
    I will definately try it out
    Mariel´s last blog post ..SILICONAS EN EL CABELLO: SIN PERDER LA CABEZA

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  4. Danielle Roeleveld commented
    July 11th, 2013 at 8:48pm

    What a daring combination of ingredients and a lovely song!

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  5. Gema commented
    July 11th, 2013 at 8:59pm

    It looks so delicious and easy to make! Loved the little video!
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  6. Peyton commented
    July 11th, 2013 at 9:02pm

    Yum!!

    xo

    Peyton´s last blog post ..Summer Reflections

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  7. Patio Enclosures KC commented
    July 11th, 2013 at 9:55pm

    Thats looks darn good and I to like the mixture of sweet, spicy and juicy!
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  8. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com commented
    July 11th, 2013 at 11:38pm

    A very cute video!! Love gazpachos this time of the year. So refreshing and flavorful :)
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  9. Jules commented
    July 12th, 2013 at 3:18am

    I repeat: Yum! I don’t really think to make regular gazpacho all that often, but that looks delicous, easy and refreshing. Thanks!

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  10. caroline commented
    July 12th, 2013 at 3:35am

    This looks amazing. Your photograph alone makes me want to try this!

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  11. Marjory commented
    July 12th, 2013 at 4:54pm

    What a refreshingly beautiful dish. Can’t imagine it with watermelon..must be delish!
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  12. Woodland Shores commented
    July 12th, 2013 at 11:06pm

    I’ve never tried this but it looks really good! Thanks for providing the recipe!

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  13. mel commented
    July 12th, 2013 at 11:38pm

    Love it Jewels! My two year old was bopping along to it:) Mel x
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  14. Malachite commented
    July 13th, 2013 at 7:03am

    this look so delish and refreshing!
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  15. Jewels commented
    July 13th, 2013 at 7:10pm

    @Jessica Newell: Yes a blender works too!
    Jewels´s last blog post ..Lemons or Limes

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  16. Rachel commented
    July 14th, 2013 at 1:22am

    I have to admit, gazpacho has always kind of intimidated me. Maybe now I’ll give it a try!
    Rachel´s last blog post ..Bibliophilia Meets Francophilia

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  17. angie commented
    July 14th, 2013 at 10:22pm

    wow, this looks amazing! i need to get more adventurous with my watermellon!!

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  18. Marinda commented
    July 15th, 2013 at 4:00pm

    Hmm, this looks delicious! Will definitely try this out. I also really enjoyed the song, but can’t find it anywhere, not even on YouTube?
    Marinda´s last blog post ..Summer stop

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  19. Molly {Dreams in HD} commented
    July 16th, 2013 at 2:49pm

    YUM, this looks absolutely delicious!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

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  20. Julia commented
    July 16th, 2013 at 5:03pm

    I have already tried your recipe. (Today!) It’s so delicious and perfect for this summer day! Thanks Jewels :)
    Julia´s last blog post ..Unterwegs: Heimatkunde, die Zweite

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  21. Dana commented
    July 22nd, 2013 at 8:50pm

    Ein wirklich fabelhaftes Video. Ich muss das auch gleich einmal versuchen.
    LECKER! ;-)

    Liebste Grüße
    Dana

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