Serves SERVES4-6     adjust servings

Watermelon Rind Gazpacho

Prep Time 5 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time 5 mins Total Time
This watermelon rind gazpacho is the perfect light and refreshing dish for hot days. It's bright, fresh, flavorful, and comes together in 5 minutes flat!


  • 2 cups diced watermelon rind, green skin removed
  • 1/2 large or 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
  • 4 heaping cups diced watermelon
  • 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
  • 5-6 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • for garnish: finely diced watermelon, red onion, and avocado, fresh basil leaves, olive oil


  1. Place the watermelon rind, red onion, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until finely chopped.
  2. Add the watermelon, tomato, basil, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Blend again until mostly pureed, with a little texture left. You can also puree until completely smooth if you'd like!
  3. Refrigerate to save (this tastes even better the next day), or pour into bowls, garnish, and enjoy.


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