Redefining In-Flight Catering

Watermelon Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a type of cold soup typically made with tomatoes. For a sweet summertime twist, this recipes uses watermelon in place of tomato. If you or one of your passengers are vegetarian or are on a raw food diet, this is a great recipe to learn since it only requires four simple steps. Watermelon Gazpacho is best enjoyed on a hot day as a cool, healthy starter. You can even get creative and offer it as a shooter.


  • 8 cups (2 L) seedless watermelon, finely diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon (4 g) salt


  • Add all ingredients to large mixing bowl and mix.
  • Puree six cups of mixture in food processor.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Serve chilled with cucumber and watermelon balls on side for garnish.

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