cucumber avocado gazpacho
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Cucumber & Avocado Gazpacho

This easy, bright cucumber gazpacho makes a lovely light lunch or first course for a summer dinner party.
Course: Lunch
Keyword: avocado, cucumber, gazpacho, soup, summer 2019, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2
Author: Excerpted from the book The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal by Gwyneth Paltrow

Ingredients

For the Gazpacho:

  • 1 large seedless English cucumber, peeled
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 large scallion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

To Garnish:

  • Finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • Olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • To make the gazpacho, cut a 2-inch piece off the end of the cucumber and set it aside for garnish. Roughly chop the remaining cucumber and transfer it to a high-speed blender.
  • Add the avocado, scallion, garlic, olive oil, water, kosher salt, and vinegar and blend until smooth. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • For the garnish, finely dice the reserved piece of cucumber and toss in a small bowl with the mint leaves, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of flaky salt,and minced shallot.
  • Remove the gazpacho from the fridge, taste, and season with kosher salt.Divide between two bowls and spoon over the chopped cucumber relish. Drizzle each bowl with olive oil and finish with cracked pepper.