Summer berry gazpacho

servings6
30 minutes

Ingredients

Berry gazpacho

  • 300g of Sweet Eve strawberries
  • 300g of fresh raspberries
  • 200g of blackberries
  • 200g of redcurrants
  • 1.5kg watermelon
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 6 sprigs of mint

To serve

  • ice cubes
  • 4 dollops of plain yoghurt, or fruit sorbet
  • 1/2 punnet of blueberries, washed

Method

1
In preparation, hull the strawberries and pick over the berries and currants. Select 12 of the best of each berry to use as garnish
  • 300g of Sweet Eve strawberries
  • 300g of fresh raspberries
  • 200g of blackberries
  • 200g of redcurrants
2
Dice the watermelon, discarding the skin and seeds. Peel, deseed and chop the cucumber. Place the fruits and cucumber in a bowl with the sugar and 2 sprigs of mint. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1.5kg watermelon
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 2 sprigs of mint
3
The next day, pour the contents of the bowl into a blender and blitz until smooth. Set a colander over a bowl and line the colander with a damp piece of muslin or cheesecloth (or a damp thin tea towel). Pour the puréed fruits into the cloth and leave in the fridge overnight
4
The following morning the liquid should have seeped through into the bowl - this is the berry gazpacho
5
To serve, divide the reserved strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, red currants and blueberries across 6 bowls
  • 1/2 punnet of blueberries, washed
6
Pick the leaves off the remaining mint sprigs and tear. Scatter the torn mint over the fruits, then ladle the chilled gazpacho over the top. On a very hot day, add the ice cube and serve with yoghurt or sorbet
  • 4 dollops of plain yoghurt, or fruit sorbet
  • ice cubes
  • 4 sprigs of mint