Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 45 mins Active Time: 30 mins Makes: 6 servings (about 7 cups) Is this gazpacho authentic? Probably not, but watermelon, basil oil, and cayenne salt add a summery twist to the classic cold soup.
Basil Oil - Has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for many ailments. Basil oil has antiviral properties and is a great expectorant, which makes it a very good oil for treating congested sinuses. Just add a couple of drops to a bowl of steaming water and breath in the vapor. Basil oil is also great at relieving pain. It is an antispasmodic and is one of the best nerve tonics. When purchasing basil oil, be sure not to buy exotic basil oil as it is toxic.