A blue wooden background topped with bowls of tomato soup, decorated with cubes of tomatoes, cucumber and basil leaves

Vegetable and watermelon gazpacho

  • serves 4-6
  • Easy

Give chilled tomato soup a spicy kick by adding scotch bonnet chillies – the perfect contrast to refreshing watermelon and creamy avocado


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  • tomatoes 300g, very ripe, roughly chopped
  • watermelon 300g, roughly chopped, seeds removed
  • cucumber 230g
  • wholemeal bread 2 slices
  • limes 2, juiced
  • garlic 1 clove
  • scotch bonnet ¼-½, all seeds removed (wear gloves to cut the chilli)
  • olive oil 50ml, plus 2 tsp
  • avocado ½, finely diced
  • cherry tomatoes 6, quartered
  • basil a handful of leaves, roughly chopped


  • Step 1

    Put the tomatoes and watermelon in a blender. Peel the cucumber, cut off and reserve 30g, and roughly chop the remainder. Add the chopped cucumber to the blender. Fill a small bowl with cold water and add the bread, dunking until soaked. Gently squeeze the bread to get rid of any excess water and add to the blender. Add the lime juice, along with the garlic, and blend until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Add the ¼ piece of chilli. Blend until smooth, then taste the gazpacho. Scotch bonnet packs a punch, so if you’re happy with the heat, leave it there. If you want more kick, add the additional 1⁄4 piece of chilli. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil and blend again for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Season to taste and blend for a final time. Transfer to the fridge and chill for a few hours before serving or up to one week.

  • Step 3

    Divide the gazpacho between six bowls or containers. Cut the reserved cucumber into chunks and use it to top the soup, along with the avocado, tomatoes and basil (take in a separate container and garnish just before serving if transporting). Drizzle over the remaining oil to serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 172
  • Fat 12.7g
  • Saturates 2g
  • Carbs 10.6g
  • Sugars 6.6g
  • Fibre 2.5g
  • Protein 2.5g
  • Salt 0.1g