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The BEST Cantaloupe Gazpacho Recipe

Cantaloupe Gazpacho is the perfect chilled soup recipe for dining alfresco during the spring and summer months. Did you know that cantaloupe’s carotenoids help switch on your fat-burning genes? So not only are you making a delicious meal, but you’re doing something good for yourself too.

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Cantaloupe Gazpacho Recipe – Perfect Combination of Flavors

Eating gazpacho during the warm months is a culinary delight that perfectly complements the season’s scorching temperatures.

This chilled soup offers a refreshing escape from the heat with its incredible medley of flavors and cooling effect.

Gazpacho is a classic favorite, but this canataloupe gazpacho recipe provides an exciting twist for those looking to elevate their cold soup experience. This unique recipe takes the traditional gazpacho to new heights by incorporating cantaloupe’s sweet and juicy essence as the main ingredient.

The result is a delightful fusion of sweet and savory, with cantaloupe lending its natural sweetness and velvety texture to the mix. The addition of melon not only enhances the soup’s taste but infuses it with extra vitamins and hydration. It’s the best thing for a light lunch.

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Main Ingredients for Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Fresh Cantaloupe

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Fresh Cantaloupe for Cantaloupe Gazpacho Recipe

Cantaloupe, with its vibrant orange hue and sweet, juicy flesh, offers various health benefits that make it an ideal ingredient for a refreshing cold soup.

Packed with vitamins A and C, cantaloupe is a nutritional powerhouse that supports healthy skin, boosts the immune system, and promotes eye health.

Its high water content not only keeps you hydrated but also aids in digestion. When incorporated in chilled soup, cantaloupe’s natural sweetness contrasts with savory flavors, making it a perfect summertime dish.

Orange Bell Pepper

Cantaloupe Gazpacho - Orange Bell Peppers
Cantaloupe Gazpacho – Orange Bell Peppers

Orange bell peppers are a feast for the eyes with their vibrant color and contribute to a robust immune system.

The bell peppers are also a great source of dietary fiber, aiding digestion and supporting weight management.

The orange variety of bell peppers is exceptionally high in carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, which can help maintain good eye health and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

Additionally, orange bell peppers contain antioxidants that combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases.

Orange Cherry Tomatoes

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Cantaloupe Gazpacho – Fresh Orange Tomatoes

Orange cherry tomatoes offer a delightful fusion of taste and nutrition. These tiny, vibrant gems are bursting with a sweet, tangy flavor and are also great for your health.

With their high levels of antioxidants, orange cherry tomatoes help combat free radicals, reducing the risk of chronic disease.

When incorporated in cantaloupe gazpacho, orange cherry tomatoes offer a burst of zesty sweetness that balances the soup’s spicy elements. Their natural juiciness contributes to the gazpacho’s refreshing texture while infusing it with a bright orange hue.

Sweet Onion

Cantaloupe Gazpacho - Vidalia Sweet Onion
Cantaloupe Gazpacho – Vidalia Sweet Onion

Vidalia sweet onions, famous for their mild and sweet flavor, bring a delightful taste to dishes and a range of health benefits.

These onions are particularly low in pungent compounds, making them easier on the digestive system and less likely to cause discomfort.

Sweet onions are also a good source of vitamin C, which supports immune health, and they contain antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress in the body.

When incorporated into cantaloupe gazpacho, Vidalia sweet onions add a gentle sweetness and depth of flavor that complements the other ingredients in this chilled soup.

Carrot Juice

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Cantaloupe Gazpacho – Fresh Carrot Juice

Carrot juice is packed with beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that the body converts into vitamin A, promoting good vision, immune function, and skin health.

Additionally, carrot juice contains essential vitamins like vitamin K, potassium, and vitamin B6, which are vital to maintaining overall health.

When used in gazpacho, carrot juice imparts a naturally sweet and earthy flavor that balances the acidity of the tomatoes.

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Ingredients for Cantaloupe Gazpacho Recipe for Perfect Mix of Flavors

Here’s the recipe for Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Ingredients

2 cups ripe cantaloupe cubes

1 large orange pepper, chopped and deseeded

1 cup orange cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped sweet onion

1 cup fresh carrot juice

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Garnish with minced chives, fresh basil leaves, or cilantro leaves

Directions

In a blender puree the cantaloupe, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, carrot juice, sweet onions, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt, and cayenne pepper until it reaches a silky smooth texture.

Pour into short glasses, a large bowl or individual small bowls and garnish with chopped chives, basil, cilantro, or fresh mint. It’s the perfect soup for summer parties.

Cold Cantaloupe Gazpacho Soup Recipe
Cold Cantaloupe Soup Recipe – Sweet Melon Flavor

Tips for making this cold soup

  • You can substitute red onion for the sweet onion. It will make the gazpacho more spicy.
  • Sherry vinegar or white balsamic vinegar can be substituted for red wine vinegar.
  • You can top the chilled soup with black pepper.
  • Serve gazpacho with sliced lemons or limes for a fresh squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice.
  • You can add a deseeded small cucumber for more nutrition.
  • A food processor can be used instead of a blender.
  • You can get 2 cups of cantaloupe from a medium cantaloupe.
  • I like to top my chilled gazpacho with a little kosher salt before serving.
  • You can add honeydew melon to the soup for variety.
  • Garnish with crispy prosciutto or bacon for a salty topping.

How does this chilled gazpacho last in the refrigerator?

When properly stored, cantaloupe melon gazpacho will last up to 2-3 days in the fridge.

Can you freeze this cold cantaloupe soup recipe?

Yes, this savory soup freezes well and will last up to 3-6 months in the freezer. You can store the soup in an air-tight container or freeze the gazpacho in ice cube trays and store in a freezer bag.

Is gazpacho served cold?

Yes, gazpacho is traditionally served cold. It’s a refreshing and chilled soup made from raw vegetables and fruit, blended with olive oil, vinegar, and various seasonings.

When is gazpacho eaten?

Gazpacho is typically served straight from the refrigerator, making it a perfect choice for hot summer days when a cold dish is particularly appealing. Its chilled temperature enhances its refreshing and appetizing qualities, making it a popular choice for cooling down and enjoying a light, healthy meal during warm weather.

What are some side dishes to serve with gazpacho?

Crusty bread, tapas, grilled seafood, avocado salad, quiche, or a mixed green salad are just some ideas on what to serve with gazpacho.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Easy Cantaloupe Gazpacho Recipe

Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 15 minutes

Chilled Cantaloupe Gazpacho is the perfect chilled soup recipe for dining alfresco during the spring or summer months. This is a delicious healthy recipe you'll love!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cantaloupe cubes
  • 1 large orange pepper, diced and deseeded
  • 1 cup orange cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onions
  • 1 cup fresh carrot juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Garnish with fresh minced chives or cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a blender, puree the ripe cantaloupe, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, carrot juice, sweet onions, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Pour the soup into short glasses, a large bowl, or individual small bowls and garnish.

Notes

You can substitute red onion for sweet onion. It will make the gazpacho more spicy.

Sherry vinegar or white balsamic vinegar can be substituted for red wine vinegar.

You can top chilled soup with black pepper if you like.

Serve gazpacho with lemon or lime slices to squeeze into the soup.

You can deseed and add a small cucumber for more flavor.

A food processor can be used instead of a blender.

You can get 2 cups of canteloupe from a medium-sized melon.

For more flavor, top soup with a little kosher salt.

You can add honeydew melon to the soup for variety.

Garnish with crispy prosciutto or bacon for salty flavor.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 115Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 584mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 3gSugar 14gProtein 2g

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