What’s hot and zesty and cool and refreshing at the same time? This Spicy Cantaloupe Gazpacho!
Summer hasn’t loosened its grip on upstate New York. The first few weeks of September have been our warmest days yet! We celebrated Labor Day by taking a steep hike on a popular Catskill Mountain trail. Temps were in the 80s. I began to fantasize about cold soup during the descent.
Spicy Cantaloupe Gazpacho
This Spicy Cantaloupe Gazpacho was inspired by the ingredients I happened to have in the fridge.
- Cantaloupe adds natural sweetness.
- Mint and cucumbers add a clean, fresh flavor.
- Avocado adds creaminess and satisfying healthy fats.
- Lemon juice adds just the right amount of tang.
- Cayenne pepper gives it a bit of a kick as well as some extra health benefits.
Okay, technically I had to forage in my yard for the mint – but that makes it even better!
While gazpacho is usually made with a tomato base, you don’t have to limit yourself! The fun part is exploring different blends of raw fruits and veggies.
What do you have on hand?
What flavor combinations do you enjoy?
Exploring cold soup recipes can be just as fun and exciting as the seemingly endless variety of smoothie recipes.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.