7. Chunky Tomato-Fruit Gazpacho

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.

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