Grain Free. Vegan & Vegetarian Versions
This light and refreshing summertime soup makes for a great appetizer or side dish and comes together in under 15 minutes. The flavors stand on their own and you can't help but be quenched and cooled down a bit when you take a sip of this gazpacho. You can even embrace the rock-star entertainer you are by serving it in small shot glasses or espresso cups for a beautiful presentation and that extra touch of sophistication!
Or simply pair it with your favorite salad or sandwich for a lightweight lunch or dinner. Try it with our Adzuki Bean & Quinoa Tossed Salad. This soup is under 100 calories per serving since cucumbers are 95% water based, but don't let that fool ya into thinking you are not getting enough nutritional value. While low in calories, cucumbers are high in both B & C vitamins as well as potassium and vitamin K and offer detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties. Having one bowl of this soup will help to re-hydrate your body, increase your energy, and improve your body's ability to cleanse and detoxify. Plus it tastes AMAZING! To learn more, check out our blog, Health Benefits of Cucumbers.
Cool Cucumber Gazpacho (PRINT RECIPE)
3 cups chopped English/hot house cucumbers (about 2 large cucumbers)
½ cup low sodium vegetable broth
1 cup full fat organic coconut milk from a can
¼ cup chopped white onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 large lime)
1 clove garlic
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash of cumin
Dash of ground red pepper
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
I really like this soup chilled, so I recommend putting it in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving it. You can make this soup into a heartier snack or light meal by adding some pepitas, hemp seeds, and/or avocado slices as a garnish as well. This soup will stay fresh in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy!
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
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