Friday Flowers: Chive Flowers and Melon Gazpacho Recipe

Melon Gazpacho RecipeMy 5-year old son has a serious sweet tooth. The cutest thing ever is when he asks me which tooth it is, and why there’s only one!

So needless to say, this little guy absolutely loves melon — especially Kiss melons, which are super sweet and flavorful!

Golden Kiss Melon Gazpacho RecipeThe Sugar Kiss, Honey Kiss and Golden Kiss melons are all brought to us from Sandstone Melons, “where flavor comes first!”  Oh yes it does!

I’ve made Kiss melon cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, salads, and today I present my Melon Gazpacho!

This refreshing and delicious summer soup is a great first course for a dinner party or perfect for a light lunch menu.Golden Kiss Melon Gazpacho RecipeWhen I make this on the weekends, my little guy is my sous chef . . . and by sous chef I mean melon scrap eater. 😉  His big brother, by the way, grew these beautiful chives from seed!chive flowersEnjoy!

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Melon Gazpacho Recipe
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 (4½-pound) cubed Kiss melon, about 6 cups
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup finely diced, peeled cucumber
  • ¾ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons Yuzu juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup roughly chopped jalapeño pepper, seeds removed
  • Sea salt and sugar to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
Instructions
  1. Cut about 1 cup of the melon chunks into a small dice, and in a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine them with the cucumber and ¼ cup of the onion. Set aside in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Add the melon, water, Yuzu juice, vinegar and jalapeño to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with sea salt and sugar if necessary. Refrigerate the soup until well chilled, at least 1 hour.
  3. Stir the melon mixture and divide among 6 soup bowls. Pour the soup into the bowls. Garnish each serving with the chives.
  4. You can make this as early as the night before. Keep the melon-cucumber mixture separate until you're ready to serve.
Notes
Gazpacho is traditionally a cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup.

Both the Golden Kiss and the Honey Kiss would work for this recipe. (The Sugar Kiss would be too sweet.) And you can also use cantaloupe!

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Comments

  1. Laura says

    your son is very smart, that is a good question. A great idea a melon gazpacho. Love the mix of fruits and veg. It is on my list

  2. says

    That looks so refreshing and utterly beautiful for the summer and sweet that Little Mr Sweet Tooth helped you! And I love that the chive flower you used to decorate were grown by your oldest boy. Lovely to have them interested in the garden and the kitchen.

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