Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Jumbo Lump Crab Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Jumbo Lump Crab Salad
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Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Jumbo Lump Crab Salad

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Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Jumbo Lump Crab Salad

This "soup and salad" is an elegant combination of sweet and savory. Gazpacho is a classic Spanish chilled soup usually made with tomatoes; here we add watermelon for a sweet, summery twist. A simple crab salad flavored with fresh herbs on the side completes the meal.

Ingredients

For the crab salad

  • 2  Pounds  jumbo lump or backfin crab meat
  • red bell pepper, seeded, stemmed, and diced finely
  • 1/2  Cup  plus 2 1/2 tablespoons tarragon, chopped
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  parsley, chopped
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  chives, chopped finely
  • 2  Tablespoons  plus 2 teaspoons crème fraîche
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the gazpacho

  • Roma tomatoes
  • quarts diced watermelon
  • small cloves garlic
  • 2  Tablespoons  sherry vinegar
  • slice stale bread, crust removed
  • 1 1/2  Cup  water
  • cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Sugar, to taste
  • 1/4  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

For the crab salad

In a large bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and refrigerate.

For the gazpacho

In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the first 7 ingredients. Season with salt and sugar, to taste. With the motor running, slowly stream in the olive oil until emulsified.

Transfer to bowls and serve with the crab salad on the side.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
87mg
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
34g
74%
Vitamin A, RAE
63µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
89mg
21%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
212mg
30%
Selenium, Se
27µg
49%
Sodium, Na
106mg
7%
Water
132g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.