This vibrant, savory-sweet Watermelon Gazpacho is a celebration of the summer season. Chilled soup? Yes, please!

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Chilled soup?! No way! To this reaction, I say, “Yes way!” If you haven’t tried gazpacho yet, this vibrant, savory-sweet Watermelon Gazpacho is a great place to start. I love the more common tomato gazpacho, but this watermelon gazpacho is super special and celebratory of my favorite season… Summer.

What Is Gazpacho?

Gazpacho is a chilled soup made from raw blended vegetables (and sometimes fruits, too!). It is widely enjoyed across Spain and Portugal during the hot summer months since it is so cool and refreshing. It was created for everyday workin’ folks to get the most nutrition with the least amount of ingredients possible. So, as far as budget-friendly, healthy, nutrient-packed recipes go, gazpacho is certainly one you’ll want to try!

I added watermelon to mine for a bit of a twist! Watermelon is 92% water, so it makes a great lightly flavored broth that’s so sweet and refreshing.


Here’s what you’ll need to make watermelon gazpacho:

  • Sherry Vinegar: Adds tanginess to the soup. Rice wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or white wine vinegar make great substitutions. Use whichever you have on hand!
  • Olive Oil: Helps to emulsify the soup and gives it a better mouthfeel.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhance the natural flavor of the soup.
  • Watermelon: Forms the bulk of the soup and adds sweetness.
  • Cucumber: Adds a refreshing and delicate flavor.
  • Red Bell Pepper: Adds savory flavor notes to the soup and deepens the color.
  • Roma Tomatoes: Add a juicy and tangy flavor with subtle acidity.
  • Red Onion: Adds a bit of bite to the soup.
  • Jalapeño: Makes this soup just a little spicy!
  • Fresh Herbs: Basil and parsley add a fresh herbal flavor to the soup. Mint also works.

What Else Can I Add?

This fresh and fruity watermelon gazpacho lends itself so well to extra fruits and veggies on fridge cleanout day. Other melons, like cantaloupe or honeydew, can add more bulk and sweetness. Some strawberries add a touch of sweet and sour flavor. For veggies, beets, zucchini, or summer squash are all great choices.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover watermelon gazpacho in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy chilled for the best flavor.