Watermelon Gazpacho | #MealsThatHeal
03 Jul

Watermelon Gazpacho

 
Watermelons are the perfect post-workout snack! Not only are watermelons 92% water, they are also packed with magnesium and potassium. Magnesium and potassium are often lost in our sweat during exercise along with sodium and need to be replenished immediately. Potassium and magnesium are known as electrolytes because they help carry the electrical signals in the body and allow our muscles to contract and relax.
 
This recipe is perfect for a hot summer night! Remember that the soup needs time to chill before serving. 
 
Ingredients:
1/2 cup        diced red onion
8 cups         watermelon, peeled, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups   English cucumber, diced
1 clove        garlic, minced
1/4 cup        apple cider vinegar, divided
1/4 cup        organic olive oil, divided
pinch           pink rock salt or grey sea salt, to taste
 
Optional:
1                  red pepper, seeded and diced
 
Garnish: 
Fresh herb such as basil
 
Directions:
1. Place all ingredients except oil and vinegar into a bowl and mix well. 
2. Transfer half the recipe to a blender and blend at high speed. Add half the vinegar, and then slowly pour in half the olive oil. Salt to taste. Pour soup into a large bowl, then repeat the previous steps to make the second batch. Makes 10 cups.