Gazpacho has roots in the southern Spain region of Andalusia and is usually made with a tomato base like my favorite 80:20 Spicy Gazpacho.
In the spirit of keeping this cleanse-friendly, we’ve swapped out the tomato base for something equally as summery – watermelon!
Combine juicy, sweet watermelon with some cooling cucumber and mint, zesty ginger and spicy jalapeño and you’ve got one serious summertime celebration in your mouth.
Is your mouth watering yet?!
Not only is this soup delicious, it’s also super easy to make. We love keeping it simple in the kitchen because eating clean need not require hours in the kitchen. This recipe is a testament to that.
Are you ready to get blending?
Get your gazpacho on and for more delicious, mouth-watering recipes, be sure to look out for a big surprise coming soon!
Now it’s your turn! Leave me a comment below? What simple, healthy recipes have you been enjoying this summer?
With love and zest,
Yields: 6 bowls
5 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
1 small cucumber, peeled and diced
3 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 small red onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 small jalapeño
1 clove garlic
3 TB. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 (1- or 2-in.) piece fresh ginger, peeled
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Set aside a handful of watermelon, cucumber, celery, red onion, mint leaves, and jalapeño, and dice finely to use as garnish.
In a high-speed blender, blend remaining watermelon, cucumber, celery, red onion, garlic, mint leaves, lime juice, ginger, jalapeño, and sea salt until creamy. If soup is too foamy, run through a sieve first.
Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve cold with a few tablespoons garnish in each bowl. Season with more fresh mint leaves and sea salt to taste.
By: Jules Peláez
Jules Peláez (pronounced like Goliath with a P) is co-founder of the popular Conscious Cleanse, a 14-day program designed to guide health-seekers on a supportive journey of healing and whole body cleansing. Jules is grateful to share her passion for vibrant health, raw food and personal transformation with her yoga students in Boulder, CO and the ever-growing Conscious Cleanse community. Her book, The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life quickly hit many best-sellers list and is available at all major bookstores and online retailers.
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