This modern take on a favorite chilled soup is the ultimate refresher. A mellow, Asian-inspired cucumber base has fresh hints of mint and dill. Juicy watermelon “croutons” bring out the soup’s subtle sweetness.
Place cucumber, bread, water, vinegar, fish sauce, mirin and dill in blender; cover. Blend until coarsely pureed. Cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
Mix watermelon, onion, oil and mint in small bowl until well blended. Pour gazpacho into shallow bowls. Place a spoonful of watermelon mixture in center of gazpacho. Top with a dollop of crème fraîche. Serve with freshly ground black pepper, if desired.