There are a few seasonal recipes I start dreaming about as soon as the weather warms…one of those recipes is this Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho featured in Sarma Melngailis' first [un] cookbook "Raw Food Real World". I bought this book five years ago when I ate at her takeaway bar, One Lucky Duck, in Manhattan. I was completely blown away by the flavors of the food that I had to learn more. When I came home, my husband bought me a VitaMix (for my birthday-Best. Birthday. Present. EVER.), a year later came the Excalibur dehydrator...and the rest is history. The way I look at it, eating fresh, raw food just makes sense.
|Diced, sliced, and chopped!|
When I caught wind that there was a second book about to be published I pre-ordered that book like it was nobody's business and was thrilled when I received my autographed copy by Sarma herself (EEEEEEEEEEEEE!).
Bonus? It’s super easy to make and yields a batch large enough to enjoy throughout the week…So instead of spending time in your kitchen cooking, get out and enjoy the sunshine with a bowl of summertime!
|Summertime in a bowl...With a HUGE piece of cilantro...Clearly, I need to work on my food photography.|
Eat Healthy, Stay Happy.
Raw Food Real World
3 cups watermelon, seeded and pureed in a blender
1 cup seeded watermelon, diced small
1 cup seeded tomato, diced small (about 2 medium tomatoes)
1 cup peeled, seeded cucumber, diced small (from about 1/2 English cucumber or 1 or 2 whole Kirbys) 1/2 cup red or green bell pepper, diced small
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 small handful cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 green onion, white and 1 inch of green, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
In a large glass bowl or container, combine the watermelon puree with the diced watermelon, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, ginger, jalapeno, green onion and salt. Stir to combine.