Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho with Jumbo Lump Crab Salad

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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

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.

8
Servings
277
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the crab salad

  • 2 Pounds jumbo lump or backfin crab meat
  • 1 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

  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 quarts diced watermelon
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 slice stale bread, crust removed
  • 1 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
112mg
37%
Protein
24g
47%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
108µg
12%
Vitamin B12
4µg
63%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.1%
Vitamin C
46mg
77%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
43µg
54%
Calcium
187mg
19%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
92µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
97µg
24%
Folic acid
3µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
87mg
22%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
22%
Phosphorus
336mg
48%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
830mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.4%
Sodium
1092mg
45%
Sugars, added
6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.1%
Zinc
5mg
33%

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