Summer recipe: This quick cold soup is guaranteed to beat the heat

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As temperatures rise, you’re always looking for foods that can cool you off. This chilled watermelon soup is a fruity take on the Spanish classic, gazpacho. It’s slightly sweet, salty and has a slight bite of chilli. Great for when you want to eat light or as a first course for a summer lunch.

Watermelon Gazpacho

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Two cups watermelon, deseeded and diced

1 ripe tomato, peeled and deseeded

1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped

1 small, green capsicum, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Dash of wine vinegar


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Place all the ingredients in a blender and process till smooth.

Do this in batches if necessary.

Pour into a large bowl and chill well.

Serve cold, garnished with cubes of watermelon and a drizzle of olive oil.