Turn all of summer’s most refreshing fruits and vegetables into a light meal in this peach watermelon gazpacho with feta crema.
peach watermelon gazpacho with feta crema

You think you know yourself pretty well after 27 years of living with…yourself.

And then all it takes is one Saturday morning long run to throw your whole psyche out of whack.


All of a sudden you’re running around the kitchen throwing every fruit, vegetable, and maybe even an herb or two into your food processor.

And calling it soup.

Cold soup.

Like it ain’t no thang.

(It’s a thang.)


Cold soups have always intrigued me in theory, but I’ve yet to find many that really compel me to grab a bowl and start slurping.

Until, apparently, now.


This peach watermelon gazpacho is refreshingly sweet, with a hint of spice, and a dollop of feta crema on top – perfect for when you’re slightly dehydrated, potentially a bit delirious, and unraveling the mysteries of your subconscious.

I have to admit that in all this self-discovery, it was definitely comforting to know that my love of cheese is fairly unshakable.

Which is to say, the feta crema is a must.

The icing on the soup, so to speak.


You might even learn something new about yourself while slurping it.

(Consider yourself warned.)

Peach Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta Crema
Turn all of summer's most refreshing fruits and vegetables into a light meal in this peach watermelon gazpacho with feta crema.
Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 3 peaches, pitted
  • 1½ lb seedless watermelon, rinds removed
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
For the crema
  • 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup roasted salted almonds, chopped
  1. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the peaches, watermelon, tomato, cucumber, and jalapeno. Pulse until smooth. Add in the olive oil and sherry vinegar. Pulse until combined.
  2. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. In a small bowl, mash together the feta and Greek yogurt. Whisk in the milk.
  4. Serve the soup topped with a drizzle of the feta crema and a sprinkling of the toasted almonds.
Adapted from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl

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Herb, Chard and Feta Soup

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50 Responses to Peach Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta Crema

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    I’ve never had gazpacho. When I try it I would love it to have the feta crema – it looks so luscious!

  2. This sounds amazing. And I have never tried Gazpacho before. I bet the feta crema makes it!

  3. Nice one, Joanne. I didn’t like cold soups much until I made mango gazpacho! 🙂

  4. I’m very much into gazpacho… especially when it’s really hot out. And anything that provides the opportunity to slurp down a little feta crema is a very good thing.

  5. My sister was obsessed with the watermelon gazpacho sample she tried at WF yesterday, she would love this!

  6. Baby June says:

    That looks awesome! I’ve never tried making cold soup either but this recipe just might change that… 🙂

  7. I’ve been warming up to cold soups (hahaha) over the years, and this one looks like one that I’d definitely love to try! So perfect for this time of year.

  8. I actually woke up thinking about gazpacho this morning! So it must be a sign to make this! And it’s a watermelon one which might finally get the hubby to like cold soup!

  9. Monica says:

    I have to admit (with head down) that whenever I’ve had a cold soup in the past, I somehow always think it would be so much better if only I could heat it up! I trust you though and I cna’t imagine wanting to heat this version up. : ) The feta crema sounds like a must.

  10. I’ve ordered gazpacho…a few times actually…but haven’t made it yet!! I’ve been looking for the “right” recipe. This looks like it totally fits the bill!

  11. My mouth is watering at the sight of your soup Joanne, I would have never thought of this flavor combination in a gazpacho but I can imagine how well the flavors would work out together. Terrific idea!

  12. What a nice gazpacho and I love the feta topping!

  13. Leah Davis says:

    I have been wanting to try a gazpacho recipe – love the idea of using watermelon and peaches – yum!! And of course, you can’t skimp on the feta crema. . .

  14. Now there’s a gazpacho after my own heart! I eat a lot of the stuff living in Spain and am always looking for ways to change it up a bit!

  15. Deena kakaya says:

    Peach and watermelon-how thoroughly quenching! Lovely twist with the feta x

  16. I am a huge gazpacho fan – and I’m obsessed with peaches and watermelon so I know that I would just LOVE this soup!! And your “icing” makes it even more perfect! What a great summer meal

  17. a) this looks amazing

    b) icing on soup = YUP.

  18. OMG YES YES YES!!! This is such a fabulous combo! LOOOOVE it!

  19. cheri says:

    What a great soup, love the feta crema!

  20. Mmmmmm, I love gazpacho and yet I’ve never had a fruit based one! I’m on it!
    Your photos are stunning Joanne! How do you get such great over head shots? My tripod has issues.

  21. i didnt realize i love gazpacho until last year…there is a recipe on love and lemons with mango, thats pretty delicious too. i love that feta crema on top, makes everything more delicious.

  22. I love cold soups and this one sounds perfect for summer 🙂

  23. Yum! A bowl of absolute and wholesome yumminess.

  24. Sues says:

    Icing on the soup… I love that! This looks so delicious.

  25. Kinsey says:

    I normally stay far away from cold soups, but with feta crema and two of my favorite fruits I might just have to take the plunge. And I have all the ingredients in my kitchen right now!

  26. I’ve always found the idea of cold soups off putting too. But, this is like soup meets smoothie meets sunshine! Long runs definitely give good inspiration 😉

  27. Pam says:

    I would never have thought to put those ingredients together to make a soup… it looks AMAZING!

  28. Meg says:

    This is so original — and sounds just fantastic! I can imagine it impressing friends, neighbors and countrymen at a summer dinner party . . . yum!

  29. I NEED this gorgeous gazpacho in my life pronto. Dying over how amazing that feta “icing” looks. Ha! Pinned. 🙂

  30. What a creative and delicious combination of flavour! This cold soup looks fantastic, Joanne. Love the herb chard soup too.

  31. I have never had gazpacho. But you are making me want to. Definitely need the cheese!

  32. Mary Frances says:

    Whoa whoa whoa. You can put peaches and watermelon in soup. This is my kinda soup girl!

  33. Kate says:

    Love the idea of this. This is one of the first peach recipes I’ve seen that doesn’t call for blanching/peeling the peaches. Any special reason you left the peaches peeled?

  34. This gazpacho looks absolutely beautiful, the idea of peach and watermelon in it sounds amazing 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  35. Reeni says:

    Anything with feta icing has my vote! I love your spin on gazpacho – definitely a whole lot better than the boring classic version!

  36. Teffy Perk says:

    This looks so good!! You should submit this recipe to the competition on Food52, they’re doing one for summer soups!!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  37. I love the sweet savory flavors in your gazpacho and that feta crema definitely puts this over the top!

  38. Yes. I’m definitely willing to learn something new!

  39. I have never had fruits gazpacho before.. but this peach and watermelon (2 of my favourite fruits) gazpacho surely looks inviting and delicious. . & the feta crema on top just incredible. . 🙂

  40. I am all in for this recipe! Cool soup on a hot summer day…nothing better.

  41. This is like the gazpacho of my dreams!!!!!! It’s got peaches and watermelon and then a spicy twist with jalapenos, sherry vinegar and pepper! And if that wasn’t enough, that feta crema makes it ABSOLUTELY IRRESISTIBLE! <3 Loving thisssssssss Joanne!!!!!!!! 😀 <3

  42. Kelly says:

    I love the combination of flavors in this gazpacho! It looks fantastic and that feta crema is simply amazing 🙂 Perfect soup for summer!

  43. sandra says:

    I’d live on cold soup if I could… which I probably can

  44. Johanna GGG says:

    I am a bit uncertain about cold soups and it does not help to live with someone who just does not believe in cold soups – no encouragement there – but peach and watermelon is the come hither beckoning that I need – superb!

  45. I have never eat gazpacho, but after see your soup I should really give it a try. Sounds delicious.

  46. Fruit and cheese are 2 of my favorite things on earth. This soup is gorgeous!

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