Trisha from Sweetology is not only a fabulous foodie friend, she is a very talented Wife and Mother! She is one of the STRONGEST ladies I know! Her story and how she lives life to its fullest inspire me daily! Please go read through her blog. You will be forever changes for the better!
Hello Everyone! This is Trish from Sweetology. I am a gal who loves her sweets and fancies her life being a perpetual tea party. Who doesn't LOVE a Tea Party? It is such a TREAT to be here at Lark's Country Heart as a guest poster for one of my FAVORITE bloggers. Would you not all agree that Lark has to be one of the most inspirational and genuine bloggers I have met so far....and what BOUNDLESS energy! I knew from the very first comment she left on my blog when I was just starting out and hearing crickets chirp in between posts, that she was someone special. We all know how important comments are to a blogger and I am always touched by her sincere, thoughtful responses.
When she asked me to guest post for her I was THRILLED!! I would LOVE to do something for a gal who is always doing something for someone else. Her support of cancer research funding and her "pay it forward" motto inspire me on a regular basis. My life is blessed to know this great lady.
While I do love a good SWEET, I decided to make something different with a summer twist for this special post. However, for those of you who do not know me, I am ALWAYS pressed for time and rely on a FAST and FANCY approach for many of my creations.
When I saw this Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe in the recent issue of Tea Time Magazine, I knew it would be perfect to share with Lark's readers.
After I made this gazpacho and allowed my on staff "food critics" (i.e. husband and daughter) to sample it, I KNEW it was a winner! My food critics like traditional recipes so I was nervous about them liking a cold watermelon soup. NO WORRIES HERE! They loved it!
Because I had made a TON of this deliciousness, I ended up sharing this with my awesome neighborhood "food critics" and the positive reviews just kept rolling in!
It is so tasty, so fast and so FANCY.....3 elements for a WINNER in my book!
I adapted the recipe from Tea Time Magazine.
Makes 8 cups
Adapted from Tea Time Magazine July/Aug 2011
8 cups pureed watermelon ~ 2 quarts cubed or 1/2 large watermelon
1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup coarsely English cucumber
3/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
In work bowl of food processor, combine watermelon, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, cilantro, and lime juice and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to an airtight container, and refrigerate for several hours until cold. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
This can also make a unique and refreshing salsa. We ate it with cinnamon pita chips and it was delicious!
Have a SWEET day!
*Thank you so much Trish for sharing this refreshing recipe!
Love you to heaven and back!