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Watermelon Gazpacho and Grilled Shrimp

Posted by on July 10, 2012

In the summer, we all switch over to cold soups, which I don’t really enjoy all that much. I’m not a big fan of raw onion or raw garlic, so gazpacho has never been a favorite…until now. A little bit of heat with the juicy tomatoes and the refreshing watermelon makes a delicious summer soup that I like with a skewer of marinated shrimp. All it needs is a squeeze of lime, and it’s perfect for these hot days.

Watermelon Gazpacho

2 cups cubed watermelon

1 pint cherry tomatoes

2 scallions

Juice of 1-2 limes

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (to taste)

salt and pepper (to taste)

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until it reaches a think consistency but still has some texture. Chill until ready to serve.

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

1/2 pound large shrimp cleaned with shells removed (I like to remove tails so they can just be eaten)

1 teaspoon aleppo pepper

1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder

1 teaspoon paprika

salt and pepper

Juice of 1 lime

3 tablespoons olive oil

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl to marinate for 30-45 minutes. Much longer, and the lime will start to cook the shrimp. Skewer them onto soaked skewers and grill for 2-3 minutes on the first side, until they start to turn pink. Flip and continue to cook for 1 minute more on the other side. Remove and serve with a lime wedge.

7 Responses to Watermelon Gazpacho and Grilled Shrimp

  1. cookinginsens

    So summer! So right! Love the photos.

  2. dinnersforwinners

    I adore gazpacho, I never thought of adding watermelon! yum!

  3. Villy

    Lovely presentation! What a way to serve and impress!

  4. gp

    It seems I’ve been Gazpacho’d out but this recipe …with just a few ingredients and the addition of watermelon could just bring me back. Would probably make a kick a** summertime Bloody Mary as well, no?

  5. cindy

    yum! it’s like a fancy, summertime shrimp cocktail!