Farmer’s Market Watermelon Gazpacho

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Watermelon is one of the most refreshing treats of summer. Add it into a chilled soup and you have the best hot weather meal ever!

I have to admit that my favorite way to enjoy watermelon is southern style. A big slice of juicy watermelon in one hand, dripping down my arm, and a salt shaker in the other hand. Yes, I grew up eating salted watermelon. People who’ve never heard of it cringe, but those that have tasted it know the salt actually makes it taste a little sweeter.

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This gazpacho is one of my favorite summer meals. It gets hot in North Carolina in the summer and there are days that I need something besides a typical salad. This soup adds a change of pace without heating up your kitchen – in fact it even cools you down while you eat it!


Kathy Hester is the author of The Vegan Slow Cooker and HealthySlowCooking.com. Her second book, The Great Vegan Bean Book, is now available on Amazon and you can pre-order her third book which comes out this fall, Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just You!