You will find this cool and creamy cucumber avocado soup refreshing on a hot summer day. I’ve been drinking it all weekend and experimenting with it along the way.
I tried making it with raw garlic, which did not go down as smoothly as I thought it would, so I eliminated that ingredient. However I did leave in the raw onion as it added a very sharp yet sweet flavor.
According to my first friend in the entire world, Amy Merideth (we go back to age 2) this recipe is an optimal way to use up leftover cucumbers, which apparently her mom, Beth, has a lot of. It’s also a nice way to rehydrate yourself after a long day in the hot summer’s sun.
Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho
- 1 avocado, 8 ounces
- 1 cucumber, peeled, 8 ounces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Place avocado, cucumber, oil, vinegar, and bone broth in vitamix
- Puree on high speed until smooth
- Blend in salt and smoke paprika
Now and then I like to highlight reader’s comments that are especially captivating. Here’s a favorite, that I just received a few days ago, from Kristin; she describes a conversation with her 5 year old daughter and it’s a real gem.
“Hey Mom, did you bake without me?”
“Sorry hon, I wanted to try a new Elana recipe.”
“Well, what’s in ’em?”
“Almond meal, flax meal, eggs, dates, raisins.”
“Hmm. That’s all? No agave?” “Nope.”
“Well, the dates and the raisins give them a really nice sweetness. Mild, but good. I love them, even if you did make them without me.”
I know this is literally YEARS after this recipe was published, but I just found it, tried it (thank you internet for having an abundance of info long after it’s been published), and needless to say it was absolutely phenomenal! I think it’s my first time having gazpacho soup and it was amazing. The Vitamix is so wonderful at making that avocado creamy and fluffy while pulverizing everything to a perfect consistency. Thanks for the great recipe that’s definitely a keeper!
Kathryn, so glad you like it :-)
New to all of this. Are split peas acceptable in the Paleo diet?
Great recipe, I cannot wait to try it this weekend. How long is the shelf life of this soup?
This is delish, I hope it keeps to the next day, I made it tonight, but will eat tomorrow afternoon as a snack!
I followed your recipe exact except just a tad more salt. Perfect summer soup :)
I made this soup last night and I was inspired to try it as the previous cucumber soup recipe I had seen was using yogurt. I thought it was very clever to use an avocado instead to maintain the creamy texture. It was refreshing indeed and I was impressed once again at the simplicity and awesome end result that Elana’s recipe provide!
I just made this…delicious!! Love it to bits…even my mom, who hates cold soup therefore gazpacho, complimented me and the recipe. Can’t wait to make more of your recipes!!