Watermelon Gazpacho

To champion the health benefits of fresh fruits, nutritionists have made different fabulous recipes from fruits like watermelon. As we know, healthy fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet because they are packed with essential nutrients. Watermelon can go perfectly go hand in hand with other vegetables like cucumber to create a sweet and savory chilled soup which is perfect for a hot night. This watermelon soup is not only delicious but also full of nutrients that are beneficial to our health. Each serving of this contains 116 calories, 5 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 18 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 2 g fibre and 296 mg sodium.

Watermelon Gazpacho

8 cups finely diced seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds without the rind)
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons minced shallot
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Puree 3 cups of the mixture in a blender or food processor to the desired smoothness; transfer to another large bowl. Puree another 3 cups and add to the bowl. Stir in the remaining diced mixture. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Makes 6 servings, generous 1 cup each