April 29, 2014

Roasted Watermelon Gazpacho

With summer coming, we all desire refreshing meals, and what a bonus if those meals also helped protect our skin against the summer sun. Did you know that lycopene, which is found in cooked tomatoes and watermelon helps defend against sun damage.

Thanks to my friend at The Beauty Bean, I’d like to share this perfect summer recipe for a refreshing, skin-healing soup. More of her beauty recipes can be found in her book The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen.

Fun fact: I was able to attend the launch party, we had so much fun!

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Roasted Watermelon Gazpacho

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Serves 2 to 4

  • 3 vine tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cups watermelon, seeded

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • ¼ cup roasted almonds

  • ½ tablespoon sweet smoked paprika

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and divided

  • Salt, to taste

  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons diced sweet onion


On medium heat, saute tomatoes in the oil until fork-tender. Transfer to a blender. Add watermelon, garlic, lime juice, almonds, paprika, and half of the cucumber. Blend until smooth. Add salt to taste and cayenne pepper, if desired.

Refrigerate until chilled and ready to serve.

Stir in the diced onion. Thinly slice the remaining cucumber. Top the soup with the cucumber slices. Enjoy the soup and your beautiful skin.

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