In the Greek diet, we love watermelon! Watermelon is one of the summer fruits that provide great hydration and a light delicious way to enjoy a Mediterranean diet snack and or an unusual Mediterranean diet recipe! While gazpacho obviously isn’t a traditional Greek recipe, but rather a classic Spanish one, I make this all the time and sometimes top it with some diced Greek feta. In this recipe, I opted to create a vegan recipe because the Greek diet and Mediterranean diet are packed with delicious vegan recipes that are both satisfying and nutritious. Make sure to use extra virgin Greek Olive oil and a pinch of Greek sea salt in this mix!
Place the watermelon cubes, orange zest, orange juice, salt, garlic, cucumber, tomato, and onion in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth. Add the olive oil, vinegar, petimezi, chili pepper, black pepper, and herbs, and pulse to combine.
Pour the gazpacho into a pitcher and chill for a few hours.
To serve, ladle into bowls or glasses and garnish with a few slices of tomato, cucumber, and some fresh herbs.