If I had to describe summer in one food it would be WATERMELON! This sweet, hydrating summer favorite is not only delicious it’s also soaked with nutrients.
Watermelon is a speedy source of energy and incredibly nutrient dense despite being calorically dilute. It’s rich in the antioxidant lycopene, B-vitamins and easily digested to quickly fuel our cells and replenish electrolytes. Watermelon is also super heart healthy too – the citrulline, arginine, potassium and magnesium help maintain arteries, blood flow, overall cardiovascular functioning and effectively lowers blood pressure. Meanwhile, vitamin C boosts immunity and flavonoids combat inflammation and associated diseases. The high water content also supports hydration and maintains proper kidney function.
This easy Watermelon Gazpacho takes only a couple minutes to prepare and can easily be doubled or tripled for parties or gatherings – it is always on my table during summer BBQ’s! Just be sure to let it chill in the fridge before serving. Garnish with avocado, cilantro, hot sauce or simply serve straight up!
- 5 cups of watermelon
- 1/4-1/3 cup red onion , roughly diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro packed
- 6 pickled jalapeño rounds (more or less to taste)
- Juice of 1 lime
In a food processed or high speed blender, pulse together all ingredients a few times until well combined but a bit of texture still remains. Chill before serving.