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Green Gazpacho Soup

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 Soup

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
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
Nutrition Facts
Green Gazpacho Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 589mg17%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 317IU6%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Instructions

  1. Wash produce and fresh herbs.
  2. Zest and juice lemon, chop the cucumbers, dill, scallions, and garlic. Set aside a few thin slices of cucumber for garnish, if you like.
  3. In a blender, combine yogurt, cucumber, basil, lemon zest & juice, avocado, dill, scallions, garlic, and apple cider vinegar. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Chill for at least 4 hours. Or make it the evening before and chill overnight!
  5. 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.

Recipe 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.

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. 🙂

Author: Monica Straith, BS

Monica is the PR and Outreach Manager and Fitness Lead at AlgaeCal. She’s an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, and has a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she played varsity soccer for four years. Monica pulls from her experience in athletics and health to contribute to AlgaeCal and has also been featured on myfitnesspal blog, Prevention, and Huffington Post.

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