Green Gazpacho With Grapes, Honeydew, and Cucumber

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The secret ingredient in this delicious green gazpacho? Ciabatta bread! It gives body to the liquid and thickens the cucumber, melon, and grape juices. Serve as a light summer dinner or as the appetizer for a dinner party. If you’re making the soup ahead, make sure to taste the seasoning before serving, since chilling can change the saltiness of cold food. Pair with a crisp white wine or rosé, and some good tunes on the stereo, because, summer.

Green Gazpacho With Grapes, Honeydew, and Cucumber
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Yield:
6 serves

Ingredients

  • Gazpacho: 

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 English cucumber, coarsely chopped

  • ½ medium honeydew melon, chopped (about 3 cups)

  • 2 cups seedless green grapes

  • 1 bunch scallions, coarsely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper, for serving

  • Relish:

  • ½ cup finely chopped English cucumber

  • ½ cup finely chopped honeydew melon

  • ½ cup finely chopped seedless green grapes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Make the gazpacho: Slice ciabatta in half crosswise; slice half of loaf into 6 slices, toast, and set aside. Cut remaining half into 1-inch cubes and toss with 1 cup water, oil, lime juice, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Let stand until bread is soggy, about 10 minutes. Place cucumber, melon, grapes, scallions, salt, and soaked bread in a blender and process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.

  2. Make the relish: Mix all relish ingredients in a small bowl.

  3. Serve gazpacho topped with relish and several grinds of pepper. Serve with toasted bread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

431 Calories
21g Fat
55g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 754mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 7g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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