Is this gazpacho authentic? Probably not, but watermelon, basil oil, and cayenne salt add a summery twist to the classic cold soup.
What to buy: Be sure not to use underripe tomatoes, as they will cause the soup to have a mealy consistency.
Special equipment: Use a blender or an immersion blender in this recipe for a good consistency.
This recipe was featured as part of our Cooling Off story.
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For the garnish:
Beverage pairing: This dish pairs well with a crisp white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc or a Spanish Albariño.