This take on gazpacho replaces the tomato with melon or grapes for a sweeter taste and gets its silky texture from Marcona almonds. If you can't find them, use skinless almonds and add 1 tablespoon oil and a pinch more salt.

Stacey Ballis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July / August 2020


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 3 cups cucumber, melon (or grapes), 1 1/4 cups almonds, broth, juice, shallot, 1 1/2 tablespoons mint and 3 teaspoons dill in a blender. Pulse until you get a coarse paste, then process until very smooth. With the motor running, slowly add oil. Add vinegar, salt and pepper; process on high for 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.

  • Just before serving, chop the remaining 1/4 cup almonds and combine in a small bowl with the remaining 1/2 cup cucumber, 1 1/2 teaspoons mint and 1 teaspoon dill; mix well. Serve the gazpacho topped with the cucumber mixture.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (21% daily value)

Nutrition Facts

229.5 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 12.5g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.8g 3% DV; sugars 6.1g; fat 18.3g 28% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 110.1IU 2% DV; vitamin c 12.8mg 21% DV; folate 14.6mcg 4% DV; calcium 13.4mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 9.8mg 4% DV; potassium 159.1mg 5% DV; sodium 226.1mg 9% DV.