This month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge ingredient’s had me stumped at first: Watermelon and Goat Cheese. Then I had a vision in the middle of the night. I love it when that happens, don’t you. Watermelon Gazpacho served with goat cheese crumbles. PERFECT, especially in this summer heat.
The Crazy Ingredient Challenge is similar to Chopped, without anyone getting voted off. A group of bloggers votes on two separate ingredient lists, then we have to pair those ingredients and post a recipe with them. Scroll below the recipe to see what everyone else made. I got a couple of sneak previews and it promises to be a delicious month.
Gazpacho is a Spanish cold soup, traditionally made with tomatoes as the base. I have two unique Gazpacho recipes on the site already, both of which are fabulous in their own ways.
To make this one, I started with little brother’s Beet Gazpacho recipe. To serve it I added crumbled goat cheese on top for the CIC. The creamy saltiness was a great compliment to the spicy sweet soup.
But, I thought the vegans will balk at the cheese, but a little bit of protein is nice. Not that I try to please every diet with every recipe, but … Then I remembered the White Gazpacho adds almonds, so I added that to the recipe as an option.
The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, but you may need to make it in batches. My blender only held half of a “personal size” watermelon.
Until next time, happy eating.