Green Gazpacho Soup

Published: March 13, 2020
Updated: May 4, 2020

Green Gazpacho

When I first made this recipe, all I could think was “WOW!” 

It takes only 15 minutes to prepare yet looks amazing, tastes delicious, and is great for bone health! And I tend to have most of the ingredients already in my kitchen. 

Greek yogurt is basically a staple in our home. After all, it’s an easy (and yummy) way to pack in bone-strengthening protein, calcium, and potassium

Speaking of potassium, both the cucumbers and avocado in this recipe pack another punch of potassium. And not only that, but magnesium and vitamin C too! 

So why wait? Give your body a boost of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C by trying our Green Gazpacho recipe today!

Green Gazpacho

Green Gazpacho Soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 large cucumbers, chopped
  • 10 large basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Optional Toppings

  • Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Extra virgin olive oil, drizzled
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash produce and fresh herbs.
  • Zest and juice lemon, chop the cucumbers, dill, scallions, and garlic. Set aside a few thin slices of cucumber for garnish, if you like.
  • In a blender, combine yogurt, cucumber, basil, lemon zest & juice, avocado, dill, scallions, garlic, and apple cider vinegar. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours. Or make it the evening before and chill overnight!
  • When serving, top with thinly sliced cucumber, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro. Season to taste with salt & pepper and top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Notes

You can choose whichever toppings you like! Sprinkle on your favorite nuts and seeds, fresh herbs, fruits, or veggies. If you’re looking for an extra kick, a dash of chili powder or jalapeno slices work well. And if it’s a little bit too green for your liking, thinly sliced radishes or beets add a beautiful burst of color.
Bonus tip: Choose plain Greek yogurt when shopping. You’ll protect your bones from the harmful effects of sugar, and you can easily use the yogurt for recipes like this one! If you’re having yogurt as a snack or for breakfast, sweeten it with healthy toppings like fruit.

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 589mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 317IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Green Gazpacho Soup Takeaways

It’s hard to find recipes that tick off all the boxes — quick, easy, fresh, delicious, versatile, and, of course, bone-healthy. But this Green Gazpacho recipe manages to do just that… all while looking beautiful! 

I’ve made this at least five different ways now, and my husband and I have loved it every time! One time I even served it with salmon for some extra flavor, protein, and omega 3s. So feel free to get creative and have fun with this recipe!

And as always, I’d love to hear just how creative you got (or if you enjoyed our version as is) in the comments section below. 🙂

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  1. Denise

    March 15, 2020 , 8:35 am

    5 stars
    This recipe really looks good. I’m looking forward to using it all Spring & Summer.

  2. Blaire AlgaeCal

    March 17, 2020 , 9:43 am

    We love hearing that, Denise! Enjoy 🙂

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  3. Roberta Langman

    April 2, 2020 , 12:02 pm

    This looks like a keeper. Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Megan AlgaeCal

    April 3, 2020 , 12:16 pm

    Glad you think so, Roberta!

    Let us know how it turns out and if you decided to make any changes! ?

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  5. Cris Rosenberg

    April 16, 2020 , 8:50 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful recipes. I really appreciate!
    Can’t wait to try them!

  6. Megan AlgaeCal

    April 17, 2020 , 8:37 am

    We’re happy to be able to share, Cris!

    Thank you for your very kind words and do let us know what you think of the recipe! ?

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  7. Sandy Wagoner

    May 14, 2020 , 7:22 am

    My AlgaeCal bone building kit arrived yesterday, so I’m praying for some change in my situation. This morning I saw this recipe and it looks wonderful. However, I have both dairy and soy allergies. Is there anything I can substitute for the Greek Yogurt that will have similar nutrients and taste? Thanks so much for your help.

  8. Blaire AlgaeCal

    May 14, 2020 , 9:48 am

    Hi Sandy,

    It’s great to hear you’re getting started on AlgaeCal!

    While we haven’t tried a dairy-free version ourselves, you could certainly play around with this recipe to adjust to your dietary needs! We recommend looking for dairy-free & soy-free greek yogurt alternatives at your local grocery store. If you cannot find any that you like, you could also try making your own! This will change the nutrient profile, but it will still be healthy, and the taste may be similar.

    Hope that helps! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions – and please do keep us updated on how you’re doing on the program ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  9. Lynda M Meadows

    July 1, 2020 , 10:54 am

    Oat yogurt.

  10. raj

    November 26, 2020 , 8:18 am

    Hi,

    I have signed for online free receipes book but somehow I did not received on my email?

    Thank you,
    Raj

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