Come See the Cooking Demo on BTSN in the TMA Garden


When you’re at back to school night Tuesday don’t miss the Whole Foods cooking demostration in the TMA Garden. They’ll be making a watermelon/tomato gazpacho (using TMA tomatoes and peppers). A Whole Foods Healthy Eating Specialist, Gerrie Adams, will be on hand to discuss other quick and easy cooking options and providing recipe ideas.

Here’s the watermelon/tomato recipe for you to try at home.

Serves 4
This soup is sweet and savory; it’s the perfect cold meal for a summer evening. Make sure to serve it well chilled.

6 cups roughly chopped seedless watermelon, divided
3 cups roughly chopped tomatoes, divided
1 shallot, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro, divided
1 small pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Put 5 1/2 cups of the watermelon, 2 1/2 cups of the tomatoes, shallots, vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, salt and pepper into a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer puree to a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl and strain puree, pressing as much through as possible; discard solids. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

Finely chop remaining 1/2 cup watermelon, 1/2 cup tomatoes and 2 tablespoons cilantro and toss together in a bowl. Pour chilled soup into bowls or glasses and top with watermelon-tomato mixture.