Cucumber Gazpacho with Avocado & Greek Yogurt

This refreshing cucumber gazpacho is nice and creamy thanks to the addition of avocado and a scoop of plain Greek yogurt.

This post is sponsored by FAGE. All opinions are my own.

Bowl of cucumber gazpacho with sliced cucumbers on top

If you’ve been following along on this blog for awhile, you’ll know that I have a soft spot for gazpacho. I’ve shared several gazpacho recipes in the past such as Golden Beet Gazpacho, Cantaloupe Gazpacho and Cucumber Melon Gazpacho. What can I say, I just love a smooth, chilled soup in the spring and summer months because of how light, refreshing and easy they are!

Bowl of cucumber gazpacho with sliced cucumbers on top

Today I’m sharing this cucumber gazpacho that gets a creamy kick from the addition of avocado and a scoop of plain Greek yogurt.

Before we get into the recipe though, let’s chat a little bit about Greek yogurt. I try to to keep some on hand for a satisfying breakfast, a quick snack and to add a protein rich boost to all kinds of recipes.

yogurt bowl with sliced bananas and berries

How to use Greek yogurt as a healthy ingredient for recipes

I’m proud to be partnering with FAGE to give you some inspiration for how to incorporate their FAGE Total 5% Plain Greek yogurt into every type of meal. FAGE is my go-to Greek yogurt, not only for how thick and creamy it is, but also because I love that their yogurt is Non-GMO Project Verified.

Let’s check out all the ways we can use FAGE Total 5% Plain Greek yogurt in our meals throughout the day!

yogurt bowl with sliced bananas and berries

Breakfast

It’s a no brainer that a yogurt bowl is an awesome way to start the day. I love to add fresh fruit, a drizzle of honey and other fun toppings like bee pollen, hemp seeds or edible flowers. It’s so fun to get creative and treat yourself to a pretty breakfast when you have the time!

honey being drizzled into a yogurt bowl with sliced bananas and berries

Here are some other ways you can use FAGE Total Plain 5% Greek yogurt in your morning meals:

Lunch & Dinner

Greek yogurt is not just for breakfast! This cucumber gazpacho is a perfect example of that. Just ¼ cup added to the ingredients gives the gazpacho a wonderful creamy texture, tangy flavor and makes this chilled soup more filling thanks to an added boost of protein.

woman holding a spoonful of cucumber gazpacho

Check out these other ways to use Greek yogurt in your favorite lunches and dinners:

Bowl of cucumber gazpacho with sliced cucumbers on top

Snacks & Dessert

FAGE is all natural and contains no added sugar, which makes it a wonderful substitute for healthier snack and dessert options.

sliced cucumbers, shallots, avocado and limes for cucumber gazpacho

How to make Cucumber Gazpacho

Now that you’re armed with all these ways to use Greek yogurt in your everyday cooking, let’s get into how to make this deliciously creamy Cucumber Gazpacho.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Shallot
  • Lime zest and juice
  • FAGE total plain 5% Greek yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • Champagne vinegar, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
  • Water

Making gazpacho is as easy as adding everything to a blender and blending it up until smooth. I think that’s why I love it so much- no cooking required and minimal clean up!

cucumber gazpacho in a blender

Chef’s Tips for the best Cucumber Gazpacho

Gazpacho is so very simple, but a couple of tricks help to ensure you’ll get the best results.

First, I like to remove the seeds from the cucumbers to aid in achieving a super smooth texture, but I don’t bother peeling the skin. The skin contains lots of nutrients, and the dark green hue will give the gazpacho a beautiful color as it blends with the other ingredients.

I like to start with adding a little water to the blender to start, about ¼-½ cup and then add more as needed to thin out to the desired consistency. I ended up adding about ⅔ cup total, but less can be used for a thicker gazpacho, or more if you prefer a thinner one.

Bowl of cucumber gazpacho with sliced cucumbers, fresh herbs and purple flowers

Cucumber Gazpacho

This refreshing cucumber gazpacho is nice and creamy thanks to the addition of avocado and a scoop of plain Greek yogurt. 

Course Soup
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword chilled soup, cucumber, gazpacho, healthy soup, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 2 large cucumbers seeds removed
  • 1 shallot roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup FAGE Total 5% Plain Greek yogurt
  • cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • ½-1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar (white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar would also work)
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, starting with ½ cup water. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
This refreshing Spanish cucumber gazpacho is nice and creamy thanks to the addition of avocado and a scoop of plain Greek yogurt. Serve it cold on a hot summer day for a light lunch or dinner #souprecipes #healthyrecipes
This refreshing cucumber gazpacho is nice and creamy thanks to the addition of avocado and a scoop of plain Greek yogurt. A healthy and light lunch option for the warm season #healthyrecipes #souprecipes #summerrecipes



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