- 2 large tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 serrano chile
- 2 cups cubed fresh watermelon
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 minced green onions
- 1 English cucumber, diced
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil, plus more for garnish
- Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 ripe avocado, cubed
In a blender, puree the tomatoes, chile and the watermelon. Pour in the lemon juice and most of the olive oil and pulse. Add the onion, cucumber and basil and season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Allow the gazpacho to chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Pour into chilled bowls and sprinkle with basil, avocado, and remaining olive oil . Serve cold.
A Cascade of Nutritional Benefits
Tomatoes: Rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants, tomatoes help to safeguard your skin against damage from the sun and encourage cellular repair and regeneration.
Watermelon: A hydrating fruit par excellence, watermelon helps maintain skin's moisture level, ensuring it looks vibrant and resilient.
Lemon Juice: Packed with Vitamin C, lemon juice supports the synthesis of collagen, keeping your skin firm and reducing the visibility of wrinkles.
Olive Oil: Abundant in healthy fats, olive oil supports cellular health, promoting skin that radiates health from the inside out.
Green Onions: Offering a healthy dose of Vitamin K, green onions can assist in protecting your skin’s elasticity and maintaining a youthful bounce.
Cucumber: A source of various B vitamins, cucumber helps in maintaining the radiant glow and averting any visible signs of aging.
Basil: Providing a wealth of antioxidants, basil helps to fight oxidative stress, protecting your skin from environmental aggressors.
Avocado: Packed with Vitamins E and C, avocados assist in creating a natural barrier against harmful UV rays while fostering skin hydration.