The Best Cold Soup For Hot Days
Gaspacho isn’t just refreshing for hot summer days (or nights!), it’s also great for your summer parched skin.
And, no, not just because it’s hydrating,
Rather, it’s also because it’s packed with lycopene, found in cooked tomatoes and watermelon, that helps to defend against sun damage—and might even help both prevent and treat skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
Keep this gazpacho in your refrigerator all summer long for a skin-healing soup that’s as refreshing as it is healing.
This recipe is from my book, The Recipe For Radiance – hope you enjoy!
Roasted Watermelon Gaspacho
Vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free
3 vine tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 cups watermelon, seeded
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup roasted almonds
1/2 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika
1 medium cucumber, peeled and divided
Salt, to taste
Cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons diced sweet onion
On medium heat, sauté tomatoes in the oil until fork-tender. Transfer to a blender. Add watermelon, garlic, lime juice, almonds, paprika, and half of the cucumber. Blend until smooth. Add salt to taste and cayenne pepper, if desired.
Refrigerate until chilled and ready to serve.
Stir in the diced onion.
Thinly slice the remaining cucumber.
Top the soup with the cucumber slices.
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Photography: Evan Sung