If you’ve been following along on Instagram @sweetandmasala you’ll know that I have been having MAJOR FOMO about our trip to Portugal last year.
Is it FOMO if YOU have already experienced it and done it?
Anyways, like I was saying. Portugal. I MISS IT.
Portuguese food can be hearty, like when I think of a cataplana, however, with the country’s proximity the sea there is so much fresh seafood, as well as light, cold dishes to help beat the heat.
Gazpacho is one of my favorite summer time soups because it is served chilled and is super refreshing and cool on a summer’s day.
Traditionally gazpacho is made with stale bread, garlic, olive oil, salt and vinegar. In more modern interpretation’s tomatoes were added in as well as avocados, cucumbers and watermelon!
In this option I opted for a watermelon, cucumber base and added familiar Indian ingredients in as subs for more traditional ones.
In place of the vinegar I used limes, and in place of parsley I subbed cilantro. I added in heat with a fresh serrano pepper and instead of salt I seasoned with chaat masala and added fresh mint instead of basil.
This dish is spicy yet refreshing and will make you feel light and not weighed down on a hot day.
Serve with some crunch bread or naan and you are good to go.