Watermelon, fennel & mint gazpacho

Traditionally this classic Spanish soup is made from tomatoes, peppers, and other salad vegetables. The watermelon adds a subtle sweetness

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Recipe by: Jody Spencer

Ingredients

  • 300g watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 1 bulb of fennel, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded and cut into dice*
  • Good handful of mint leaves*
  • 300g fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tin cherry tomatoes, drained (keep liquid)
  • 120ml olive oil
  • 1-2 slices of white bread, crusts thinly removed
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Feta cheese to garnish

*Keep some aside for garnish

Method

  1. Soak the bread in the juice from the tin of tomatoes and set aside.
  2. Place all the other ingredients in a blender. Add the bread and tomato juice. Season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Process until chunky smooth. Check the seasoning and garnish with crumbled feta, chopped mint and diced cucumber.

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