Friday, July 29, 2011

Grilled Melon and Tomato Gazpacho

Grilled Melon and Tomato Gazpacho

4 heirloom tomatoes, cut into thick 1" slices
2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
1 red onion, diced
1 rid celery, chopped
1 ripe cantaloupe, seeded, cut from rind, sliced 1" thick slices
2 small minced hot peppers
1 lime, juiced
1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. chopped chives
pinch paprika
sugar to taste
olive oil

1. Prepare a charcoal grill.
2. Place sliced cantaloupe and tomatoes on a grilling platter. Pour some olive oil into a bowl, and brush across fruits. Then, salt and pepper them.
3. Grill cantaloupe and tomatoes until grill marks on both sides.
4. Combined grilled fruits with cucumbers, onion, celery, cantaloupe, and jalapeno into a food processor, and pulse until mostly smooth, but still small chunks left.
5. Transfer to a bowl, and add lemon juice and vinegar. Stir in chives, paprika, sugar, and more salt and pepper if desired.
Serve: chilled, if desired

1 comment:

  1. very mild flavor. sort of ho hum