7. Chunky Tomato-Fruit Gazpacho
Gazpacho soups make fantastic appetizers for summer, but here you get a twist on the traditional recipe.
You're not just getting fruit in this chilled dish of delish, oh no.
You'll also enjoy the taste of melons, nectarines, and mangoes, for a truly exotic, sweet flavor.
It's a wonderful summer soup, and since it's so light, it makes the perfume appetizer, too!
2 cups finely chopped tomatoes (about 3/4 pound) $
2 cups finely diced honeydew melon (about 3/4 pound) $
2 cups finely diced cantaloupe (about 3/4 pound) $
1 cup finely diced mango (about 1 medium) $
1 cup finely diced seeded peeled cucumber (about 1 medium) $
1 cup finely diced nectarines (about 3 medium)
1 cup fresh orange juice (about 4 oranges) $
1/2 cup finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion $
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice $
1 teaspoon sugar $
1/2 teaspoon salt $
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours.