Cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So simple and tasty. With a Video! 

 Cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So tasty. | www.feasingathome.com

In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as  Cucumber Gazpacho. Traditionally gazpacho is made with juicy ripe summer tomatoes, but here it is made with cooling cucumbers, straight from the farmers market.

The gazpacho is blended into a silky creamy soup with greek yogurt, coriander, lime and cilantro and then it’s chilled. It is wonderfully refreshing and hydrating during the hot months.

When ready to serve, sprinkle the Cucumber Gazpacho with finely chopped shallot, diced cucumber, cilantro and scallions for delicious texture and beautiful color.

It always amazes me how something so simple and ordinary can be turned into a thing of beauty.

Cucumber Gazpacho | 60-sec video 

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To turn this into a light meal,  feel free to add chilled shrimp which of course is totally optional.

Cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So tasty. #gazpacho #cucumbergazpacho #cucumbersoup #coldsoup #chilledsoup

This can also be served as a refreshing little appetizer, poured into tall shot glasses like we do when catering.   You could tuck the shrimp into the shot glass to, with the tail hanging out.

It can easily be made the day before and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.

Cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So tasty. #gazpacho #cucumbergazpacho #cucumbersoup #coldsoup #chilledsoup

Cucumber Gazpacho is so refreshing on hot days. Also very hydrating. I love having a batch of this in the fridge over the weekend.

Cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So tasty. #gazpacho #cucumbergazpacho #cucumbersoup #coldsoup #chilledsoup

Cool and refreshing Cucumber Gazpacho with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So tasty. #gazpacho #cucumbergazpacho #cucumbersoup #coldsoup #chilledsoup

Enjoy making this Cucumber Gazpacho. Have fun with it, be creative!  Make it your own. Just play. 😉

ok, xoxoxo.

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A refreshing flavorful recipe for Chilled Cucumber Soup with yogurt, cilantro, coriander and lime. Top this with shrimp or keep it vegetarian! So tasty. | www.feasingathome.com

Cucumber Gazpacho


Description

A refreshing recipe for Cucumber Gazpach0 (aka Chilled Cucumber Soup) with yogurt, lime and cilantro. Keep it vegetarian or serve with shrimp for a light lunch.


Ingredients

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  1. 1/3 of a jalapeno, sliced (optional)
  2. 1 tablespoon shallot, plus more for garnish ( or sub 1 green onion)
  3. 1 small garlic clove
  4. 1 large English cucumber (12 ounces) sliced (or sub-Turkish cucs, or any thin-skinned cucs- see notes)
  5. 1/41/2 cup cilantro (or sub fresh dill, Italian parsley or even basil)
  6. 12 tablespoons lime juice (or lemon)
  7. 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  8. 1/4 cup sour cream ( or use more yogurt, but I prefer the sour cream)
  9. 1/23/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon pepper or white pepper
  11. 1 teaspoon coriander
  12. 1 tablespoon olive oil

Optional Garnishes:

  • poached shrimp (optional) drizzled with lime, olive oil, salt
  • diced avocado
  • diced cucumber
  • 12 tablespoons red onion or shallots- very finely diced
  • 2 scallions (or chives) – thinly sliced at a diagonal
  • cilantro or dill, finely chopped
  • Lime zest
  • microgreens or edible flowers (coriander flowers, borage, nasturtiums)
  • swirl of yogurt or 3 tablespoons sour cream, thinned with 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Place the first 12 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until serving. You can make this a day ahead. Taste and adjust salt, spice level, and acid to your liking.
  2. Prep any garnishes you are using, finely dicing cucumber and shallot, slicing scallions, etc.
  3. Mix sour cream and water in a small bowl (if making the swirl).

To serve: divide chilled soup among bowls and garnish beautifully.

  1. Spoon a large circle or “crescent” of thinned sour cream, then top with garnishes (see photos) cucumber, shallots, scallions, cilantro and microgreens, cooked shrimp, or edible flowers.
  2. Serve immediately!

Notes

Be sure the soup is really cold- so best to make it a little ahead of time so it has time to chill.✌️

Cucumbers: If wanting to use thick-skinned or waxy cucumbers, fine, but make sure to peel them first. Also taste for bitterness level before using. 😉  Thin-skinned work best here and give the soup a vibrant green color because the skin is blended up too. UP to you. If using peeled cucumbers, you could add a handful of fresh spinach or even arugula to bump up the color.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup without garnishes
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Sodium: 473.8 mg
  • Fat: 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.3 mg

Keywords: chilled cucumber soup, cucumber gazpacho

 

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. Thanks for another amazing recipe! Used Persian cucumbers and a combination of fresh cilantro, mint and parsley with a spoon of zhoug sauce for some heat! Sooooo easy and so refreshing. A staple in our house now on hot summer days!

  2. Excellent recipe! Adjustable with in-season herbs…or for cooks with little patience for measuring! Took it to a party & everyone asked for the recipe!!

  3. What a treat on a hot summer night!
    Simply Delicious!
    Thanks Sylvia for sharing another wonderful recipe!

  4. I doubled the recipe, and only used dill as not everyone likes corriander & cilantro. The soup turned out well but too much salt for us. Next time I’ll use less salt

    1. Thanks Donna- yes is adjustable- you can even just add a little more cucumber or yogurt. 🙂

    2. Thanks Donna- yes salt is adjustable- you can even just add a little more cucumber or yogurt. 🙂

  5. Hi I live in Spain and sour cream is hard to get ahold of…. any alternatives? Could I leave out?

  6. I’ve been making my own gazpacho for quite some time. Decided to try someone else’s recipe. Suffice it to say, I will no longer be using my own recipe. This is phenomenal and my lunch quests thought so also. Thank you very much.

  7. Tried this recipe and it takes amazing! It took 10 minutes to make and was very delicious and satiating. 10/10

  8. This is our new summer favorite! It’s refreshing, substantial and variety is easy to attain by changing up the herbs. I just made a double batch today using cilantro and tarragon. Thanks for this one!!