Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing moms (vegan and non vegan alike) who selflessly and happily put the needs of your family before your own. Tomorrow is your day, so enjoy it!
Because moms are so special, they deserve to eat truly delicious and pretty food that they don’t have to cook, that’s why I’m sharing this watermelon gazpacho recipe with you today. If mom is the only one who cooks, then she can make it today and relax tomorrow. Or……… someone besides mom can follow this easy recipe and make it for her. Hint, hint.
Okay, how pretty is this cold soup? Beautiful, right? And not only is it appealing to the eye, it smells and tastes as fresh as it looks.
Making this put me in such a good mood. It was 70° and sunny outside, the windows were open and the neighbors were cutting their lawn. The smell of fresh cut grass was wafting through my kitchen, and the delightful smell of cucumber and watermelon were adding to the aroma party. I couldn’t help but smile, and nibble.
If you’ve never had watermelon gazpacho you might imagine that it’s a sweet, fruity soup. It’s not. It’s actually savory, a little spicy, and outrageously good. I had trouble putting it in the refrigerator so we can eat it tomorrow, if I had had my way, I would have eaten half of it in one sitting.
Of course I had a few spoonfuls while I was perfecting the amount of vinegar and spices for this recipe, but that wasn’t enough.
If you’re having a large crowd over tomorrow to celebrate, serve the gazpacho in small cups or shot glasses so everyone gets a taste. If you are keeping it casual and low key, eat it by the bowl! Moms get seconds.
I’m going to have mine for brunch with a tofu scramble and vegan lemon blueberry muffins. YUM!!!!! I can’t wait! Then, I’m going to visit my mom. Of course, I’m going to take her some too, which means that I get to eat more, because nobody likes to eat alone. See, I’m a selfless and giving mom and daughter.
Speaking of daughters. My sweet girl sent me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers. They were delivered this morning, while I was cooking. They gave me one more reason to keep that smile on my face. Aren’t they beautiful? I’m obsessed with those peonies. The pink center is gorgeous. I’m actually going to take them to my local nursery and ask them if they can order a few plants for me.
It’s time to bake some vegan lemon blueberry muffins, so have a wonderful day tomorrow my fellow mommies. If you make the gazpacho, please come back and let me know how you liked it.