Best described as a refreshing bowl of liquid summer, this chilled cucumber-avocado gazpacho is a form of gazpacho that escapes the traditional sense in the best ways.
With bursts of fresh cucumber, cilantro and red onion, complemented by the heat of fresh jalapeño and tabasco, and smoothed out with velvety avocado and sour cream, this soup may quickly become one of your favorite treats on a hot summer day!
It's my personal favorite chilled soup and I'm so excited we're sharing it with you.
While this soup is by no means what people would view as a traditional Spanish gazpacho, it does possess some of gazpacho’s most adorned qualities. The soup is a mixture of vegetables that are seasoned and pureed into a refreshing soup, intended to be enjoyed on a hot day.
Originating in Spain, traditional gazpacho usually consists of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, oil, vinegar and leftover bread. The bread was added to give the soup substance and to provide those eating, with something to stick onto their ribs. The soup was traditionally made using a mortar and pestle, where the ingredients were pulverized into a smooth liquid. Luckily, we have a blender that does all the work for us!
While tomatoes are usually synonymous with gazpacho, there were actually many varieties of gazpacho that were prominent throughout Spain and Portugal. The “classification”of gazpacho was basically done through color. Because of the fact that gazpachos were being enjoyed in Spain prior to the arrival of tomatoes in Europe (via Columbus and other Spanish explorers), it was common to see many different colored gazpachos. Some were white, due to the addition of bread and almonds, some were green, due to the addition of vegetables and leafy greens, and some were even yellow, from the addition of dried fruits and oils. Obviously, this cucumber-avocado gazpacho falls into the category of a green gazpacho.
Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho tastes so refreshing because it's made up of mostly veggies. We especially love visiting our local farms and getting most of these ingredients while in season. Here's what you need:
Not only is this one of the best chilled soups you'll ever have, but it's also extremely easy to make. Essentially, you are simply:
To perfect this cucumber avocado gazpacho we just have two easy tips for you:
We hope you enjoy this incredibly refreshing, summer in a dish treat!
Cheers and eat well!
With bursts of fresh cucumber, cilantro and red onion, complemented by the heat of fresh jalapeño and tabasco, and smoothed out with velvety avocado and sour cream, this Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho may quickly become one of your favorite treats.
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