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Watermelon and Chard Gazpacho

Source: Power House Production / CLEO TV

Ingredients

  • Watermelon and Chard Gazpacho
  • 1/4 one medium watermelon or baby watermelon, seeded and cubed
  • 18 (1 inch) watermelon cubes for garnish
  • 2 cups pineapple, cubed
  • 1/2 cup Chardonnay
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave (less depending on sweetness of watermelon)
  • leaves from 3 stems fresh basil
  • juice from one fresh lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • pinch of salt to taste
  • 6 individual watermelon candies
  • Mint leaves for garnish
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Instructions

In a large processor, add all ingredients, except 2 basil stems. Set to chop setting to break down the chunky fruits for 1 minute. Stir and switch to pulse for 2 minutes. Stir and switch to liquify for an additional 2 minutes. Remove and chill for 3 hours. In small saucers or medium bowls, place 3 watermelon cubes in each saucer and fill with soup. Garnish with mint leaves and candy on a plate. B’s notes: For a thicker soup, you can use plain yogurt while processing all ingredients. Also, squeeze a pinch of added lime juice once served. Watermelon candies can be crushed and added to soup once served.