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.

8
Servings
400
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
160µg
23%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
71mg
7%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
226mg
32%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
181mg
12%
Water
117g
4%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.