Snacks and sides

Melon gazpacho with basil

This recipe features a zesty watermelon gazpacho drizzled over fresh fruit. It's the ultimate in summer refreshment.
Melon gazpacho with basilBen Dearnley

Make this fruit gazpacho ahead to give it time to chill thoroughly, then give it a good stir just before you serve it. Add ripe tomatoes tossed in a little sherry vinegar, some prawns and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and it becomes a smart summer entrée.


Melon gazpacho


1.For melon gazpacho, process ingredients in a blender until very smooth. Transfer to a plastic container and refrigerate until chilled (2-3 hours). It will separate with time, so stir it thoroughly before serving.
2.Scoop rockmelon and half the watermelon into balls with a melon baller, and cut the remaining watermelon into small wedges.
3.Divide melon among bowls, pour in gazpacho, season with ground black pepper, top with basil and serve well chilled.

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