Watermelon Gazpacho

Not only are watermelons 92% water, they are also packed with magnesium and potassium. Magnesium and potassium are often lost in our sweat during exercise, along with sodium, and need to be replenished immediately. Potassium and magnesium are known as electrolytes because they help carry the electrical signals in the body and allow our muscles to contract and relax. This recipe is perfect for a hot summer night! Remember that the soup needs time to chill before serving.

Ingredients

1/2 cup red onion, diced
8 cups watermelon, peeled, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups English cucumber, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, divided
1/4 cup organic olive oil, divided
pinch pink rock salt or grey sea salt, to taste
Optional:
1 red pepper, seeded and diced
Garnish:
Fresh herb such as basil

Directions

1. Place all ingredients except oil and vinegar into a bowl and mix well.
2. Transfer half the recipe to a blender and blend at high speed.
3. Add half the vinegar and then slowly pour in half the olive oil. Salt to
taste.
4. Pour soup into a large bowl and then repeat the previous steps to make the
second batch.
Makes 10 cups.

Recipe reprinted with permission by Julie Daniluk RHN and Random House
Canada / ©SlimmingMealsThatHeal2014.