Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Jumbo Lump Crab Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Jumbo Lump Crab Salad
Mercat a la planxa


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

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.


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.


Calories per serving:

263 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 75g 116%
  • Carbs 183g 61%
  • Saturated 15g 74%
  • Fiber 19g 78%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 113g
  • Monounsaturated 43g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 192g 383%
  • Cholesterol 898mg 299%
  • Sodium 7,621mg 318%
  • Calcium 1,723mg 172%
  • Magnesium 770mg 193%
  • Potassium 7,270mg 208%
  • Iron 29mg 158%
  • Zinc 40mg 268%
  • Phosphorus 2,735mg 391%
  • Vitamin A 905µg 101%
  • Vitamin C 380mg 633%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 79%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 132%
  • Niacin (B3) 36mg 180%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 205%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 815µg 204%
  • Vitamin B12 30µg 505%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 29mg 145%
  • Vitamin K 330µg 413%
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