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Tomato and watermelon gazpacho with lump crab

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016

 Chef Jonathan Collins brings a delicious summer dish that incorporates one of summer’s favourite fruits – watermelon.


  • 500g Ripe Tomatoes – rinsed, cored, seeded and large dice

  • 350g Seedless Watermelon – rind removed and sliced into large dice

  • 1/2pc Cucumber – peeled, seeded and large dice

  • 2tbsp Fresh Basil – leaves stripped, reserve small leaves for garnish

  • 2tbsp Red Onion – peeled and large dice

  • 1/2pc Jalapeno Pepper – trimmed, sliced in half and seeded

  • 1pc Garlic Clove – peeled and sliced in half

  • 250g Lump Crab Meat

  • 75ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

  • Flaked Sea Salt

  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper


  1. Combine tomatoes, watermelon, cucumber, onion, jalapeno, and garlic in blender, blend until desired consistency

  2. Add vinegar, olive oil and season with salt and pepper, pulse to combine, check seasoning, refrigerate

  3. Serve in chilled bowls, garnish with fine dice of watermelon and lump crab meat

Courtesy of Collins Cuisine

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