Watermelon,

Ingredients

Gazpacho Base

2 1/2 pounds, ripe Cherokee tomatoes, or your favorite variety, chopped

1 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, chopped      

2 large garlic cloves, minced 

Zest of 1 medium sized lime 

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons walnut oil

2.5 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Wire whisk

Food mill

Martini glasses

Topping

1 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, cubed

1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, cubed

Salt

Pepper

White balsamic vinegar

Walnut oil

Fresh basil or cilantro

Sour cream

Lime wedges

 

Tomato Gazpacho

Directions

Gazpacho Base

Run the tomatoes and watermelon, separately through a food mill, using the disc with smallest holes, into two separate bowls and measure out 2 cups of each.  

Dissolve the balsamic vinegar and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl, add the juices and remaining ingredients, then whisk.  

Topping

Add the cubed tomatoes and watermelon to a medium sized mixing bowl, season with salt & pepper, drizzle on balsamic vinegar and walnut oil, to taste, and toss.  

Chill for 1-2 hours.  Add Gazpacho base and Topping into two separate serving bowls and serve with martini glasses and small spoons.  

 

Pour juices into martini glasses, spoon in topping, dollop with sour cream and finish with fresh basil, and lime wedges.  Serves 6-8