Sharing a watermelon, tomato and almond gazpacho from Small Plates and Sweet Treats

I few weeks ago I promised you a recipe from “Small Plates and Sweet Treats” – my upcoming book. So here I am now sharing with of my favorite summer dishes from the book.

Refreshing, easy to prepare, yet a bit unexpected.

For those hot summer days – no doubt.

I have made this watermelon, tomato and almond gazpacho recipe several times the last few days.

I make it early in the morning before we head out the door for the pool or the beach. It chills in the refrigerator and it is ready for us when we get home, craving something cold and refreshing.

Jon and Miren like it with lots of toasted bread crumbled on top – just like the old zopako we used to eat as kids.

Summer soups.

I think of the overabundance of tomatoes in the summer.

Blistering, sweet and juicy tomatoes.

Can you see it? Throw them in a blender with a bit of sweet watermelon, a touch of fresh spicy garlic, vinegar for acid and almonds for texture. It is so good.

I hope you are taking advantage of the season and making lots of chilled soups.

Or how about this one or this one? From my repertoire.

Soon I will be sharing the book trailer and some other stories surrounding it. It soon approaches.


Watermelon, tomato and almond gazpacho

adapted from my book “Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking”

serves 4 to 6

2 cups (300 g) diced seedless watermelon
2 medium very ripe tomatoes, peeled (optional) and diced
1/4 diced small red onion
2 tablespoons almond flour
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon finely grated garlic (optional)
1 ounce (30 g) feta cheese, crumbled, for garnish
2 tablespoons olive oil, for garnish
Fresh herbs of your choice, for garnish

Puree the first eight ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate the soup for 1 hour. The soup may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Stir before serving, as it tends to separate.

Serve the chilled soup with crumbled feta cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and fresh herbs.

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60 Responses to “Sharing a watermelon, tomato and almond gazpacho from Small Plates and Sweet Treats”

  1. Splendid clicks and a gorgeous gazpacho! That is one of my favorite summer eats. So flavorful and refreshing.



  2. This sounds incredible and so refreshing on a hot south Florida day!! Thanks for sharing. Love the cover of your new book!

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

  3. MikeVFMK says:

    Brilliant stuff, Aran! Nothing helps cut through the heat faster in the summer than a good pot of gazpacho. And yours is really beautiful. If this is what is in store for us with the new book we are all very lucky.

  4. Giulia says:

    Lovely! I’ve had gazpacho with watermelon before and it’s lovely. As soon as my tomatoes are ripe I’ll give this a try!

  5. Eileen says:

    Tomatoes, watermelon, and almonds sound like a delicious combination! I’ll have to try this on the next hot & sultry day. :)

  6. This soup looks perfect and when I’ll go to the market, I won’t forget to buy ripe tomatoes and watermelon!

  7. Shauna says:

    Absolutely stunning post!! I am SO SO SO excited and eagerly anticipating your book. Can’t. Wait. Thanks for sharing this with us, and looking forward to seeing the trailer soon!

  8. Riley says:

    Goodie! I need a good gazpacho right about now!

  9. Thank you all very much. I cannot wait to hear what you think of the book when you see it. Still a few months to go… :)

  10. beautiful so fresh and lovely.

  11. A perfect end of season recipe when you find a surplus of tomatoes on hand.

  12. a. maren says:

    ooo this is lovely, lovely, lovely. the watermelon is such a fascinating touch!

  13. Cannot wait for your book, seriously. And if this recipe is representative of the rest then I’m going to be spending my autumn cooking solely from your book.

  14. Helen R. says:

    The pictures are sooo great!!! I wish I knew how to take such pictures as well… :)

  15. Mmmmm, sounds and looks so refreshing! :)

  16. Sini says:

    Unexpected flavor combos but somehow it all makes sense. I’m sure I’ll love this dish. Now I’m only wating for the hot days to come…

  17. Dervla- There are many cozy recipes in the book for fall so I think you will be able to find some you like. Thanks!

    Sini- You should try it. Unexpected yes, but it’s sweet, savory and a touch spicy as well.Thanks all!

  18. Itxaso says:

    Ze gorri polite dekon. Lehenengo argazkie ze ona, freskurea emoten dau. Aukin dot ganea gazpatxoan errezeta bat topetako, eta bitu. Biher merkauen erosi behodaz tomate kiloak!! Ze gozoak diren. Mosu bet!

  19. Itxaso- probeu beharko dozu. Oso gozoa da! Ondo paseu NYen. Gorantziek.

  20. Wow, absolutely stunning! You have such unique and healthy food ideas and the photos you take are stellar! Thanks for another awesome share and have a great weekend!

  21. Ooooh, I would love to come home to that amazing and refreshing gazpacho! Must make this soon! And I, too, love using almond flour for creaminess and texture in all sorts of recipes. :-) Thanks so much for another gorgeous post.


  22. This sounds and looks absolutely delicious! Can’t wait for the book!

  23. Deeba PAB says:

    Beautiful recipe, fantastic pictures and a gorgeous cover design…wow!

  24. Beautiful. I am so looking forward to the book! It’s on order!

  25. Carmen says:

    El 23 de octubre es una fecha triste señalada en mi vida for ever, ayer apunte tu libro como algo bonito en ese dia.
    Este gazpacho tengo que hacerlo, lo hago mcuhas veces con fresas y con cerezas y sale buenisimo ahora probare con sandia! bso

  26. Beautiful photos and a delicious gazpacho, watermelon is really good with tomatoes, and I love it! :)

  27. Sounds really fantastic. And your photographs, they are superb!!!!

  28. Wow what a refreshing, interesting summery creation. I would love to try it. Summer is a long way away at the moment here, Every photo you take inspires me….. and sometimes makes me want to give up just a little

  29. Amazing, amazing, amazing!
    I am so in love with your photos.
    Every time I look at your blog I am just speechless – i have never seen a better food photographer than you.
    Your pictures touch my heart every single time!

    Best wishes from Germany,

  30. Carmen says:

    Acabo de hacerlo y esta delicioso aunque no tenia almendra y le he puesto avellana.gracias por compartir la receta antes de tiempo…que ganas que llegue octubre!!bs

  31. Carmen- que bien! La proxima lo hare con avellanas. Disfrutar del verano!

  32. What an inspiring teaser!!! I can’t wait for more… You must be getting so ready to share your handwork with all of us loyal fans, I simply can’t wait to see it! Congratulations and thank you for preview!

  33. Y says:

    THE best thing you could ever do to a Summer tomato :)

  34. GAELLE says:

    That looks delicious; I didn’t care much for cold soup… until now ! I received a e-mail from Amazon saying your book will not arrive before the 6th of november. Seriously… ;)But I know it’s worth the wait…

  35. Never tried watermelon/tomato soup….but now I will. Your photos are beautiful and I look forward to seeing more.

  36. Eileen says:

    Aran — I am anxiously awaiting your book. My daughter, after years of health problems, discovered this year she is gluten-intolerant. There were many doctors visits for many years, but it was my daughter that eventually figured it out.

  37. Gaelle- where did you order from?

    Eileen- so glad you guys figured it out finally. Why is it that it takes doctors so long t consider immune system triggers like food intolerances when it comes to chronic illness?

    Thank you!

  38. July Homes says:

    i am loving the watermelon dishes out there at the moment… have you tried watermelon with feta cheese?? Worth a try, absolutley delishes!

  39. Food Crush says:

    Your food photos are the best I’ve come across. Can’t wait for your cookbook!

  40. Iratxe says:

    OMG!, ¡qué delicia de gazpacho!, se me hace la boca agua, no sabes lo bien que me vendría una taza ahora mismo. Me gustan el toque de watermelon y la harina de almendras. A mi me gusta mezclar varios tipos de tomate. ¡Esto hay que probarlo!. Gracias por el adelanto. Besotes.

  41. GAELLE says:

    I ordered my book on Amazon France. It was a mail of update on my pre-order. Maybe it will arrive as planned around the 23-25 of october, but for now… november the 6th it is !

  42. Gaelle- interesting… not sure why that is. Hopefully you will get it before November :)

  43. GAELLE says:

    Just went on the Amazon site to check : they say your book will be published on the 30th of october. Wait & see… Can’t believe your name is on Amazon ;)

  44. Gaelle- interesting… which Amazon are you ordering from? UK?

  45. GAELLE says:

    Aran, I’m ordering from Amazon France (they have plenty of books in english, thank god!)

  46. susan says:

    I cannot wait to get my hands on your book, Aran. I know it is going to be shared and loved world wide!

  47. GAELLE says:

    Eating it right now…….:) And so glad to be !

  48. We finally have tomatoes up here in the northlands (Wisconsin)! This sounds like it could be a good menu option on these hot days.

  49. Stumbled upon your blog for the first time today. Your photography is stunning. Pre-ordered your book and shared your site on my blog. Such an inspiration!

  50. bennysmith says:

    I like watermenlon very much, I will do them on my own hands, thak you for sharing!

  51. Gaelle- that makes me so happy :)

  52. zorianna says:

    I made this soup over the weekend and LOVED it! The garlic was a yummy surprise. Thank you for sharing.

  53. I made this soup for dinner tonight, and it was an absolute hit. AMAZING! Thank you for the recipe!

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  56. Kim Pawell says:

    This looks fabulous. I have been making a lot of salads with watermelon and tomatoes, so I think the combination in gazpacho is genius. Can’t wait to try it!

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