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Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho
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Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho

Grilled watermelon gazpacho is a unique and delicious twist on a classic! You’ll love the smoky flavor in this chilled vegan soup for a refreshing summertime meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chill4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: summer recipes, vegan, watermelon gazpacho
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided)
  • ½ teaspoon ancho chili powder (or chipotle chile powder)
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt (divided)
  • 3 pounds watermelon (sliced 1-inch thick)
  • 1 medium tomato (peeled and coarsely chopped)
  • ¾ cup English cucumber (peeled and chopped)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • ½ medium serrano chile (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar


  • Prepare your grill or grill pan.
  • Slice teh watermelon into pieces that will fit on your grill.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the chile powder. Brush both sides of the watermelon slices with the mixture, then sprinkle lightly with salt.
  • Grill the watermelon until nicely charred, about one minute per side.
  • Transfer the grilled slices to a cutting board. Remove the rind and any seeds, then coarsely chop the flesh.
  • In a food processor, combine the watermelon, tomato, cucumber, cilantro, serrano chile, and remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Pulse until the mixture is somewhat smooth, but still a bit chunky.
  • Transfer to a large bowl, then stir in the lime juice and red wine vinegar. Season to taste with salt.
  • Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 4 hours.


This recipe is for 6 servings of gazpacho.
If you don't have ancho chili powder, you can substitute chipotle chili powder instead.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 18g