Cucumber Apple Green Gazpacho

Cucumber Apple Green Gazpacho / loveandlemons.com

Soup is my favorite thing to make regardless of the season – it’s comfy and cozy in the fall and winter, but just because it’s 100 degrees outside now doesn’t mean I don’t crave soup in the summer. Enter: gazpacho.

Cucumber Apple Green Gazpacho / loveandlemons.com

This one is extra healthy (and bikini-season-friendly) because it’s made with green juice as the base. Since working on these recipes, with Evolution Fresh, I’ve been inspired to incorporate more green juices into my cooking. I got this idea by reading the ingredient list for their Sweet Greens and Ginger cold-pressed juice. It’s full of cucumber, apple, and ginger (among other greens), and sounded like the start of a really refreshing gazpacho. To that, I added yellow tomatoes, a drizzle of good olive oil and sherry vinegar. Sometimes gazpacho recipes call for stale bread to create a creamier soup, but I like to blend in blanched almonds or raw cashews instead.

Cucumber Apple Green Gazpacho / loveandlemons.com

This soup comes together in about 5 minutes. Blend it, taste it, chill it. Like all soups, it tastes great the next day. I love to eat this one for lunch with avocado toast or a big salad.

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Cucumber Apple Green Gazpacho
 
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Recipe type: soup
Serves: 2-3 as a side
Ingredients
  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 1 small green apple
  • 1 cup Evolution Fresh Sweet Greens and Ginger
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more serving
  • 2 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 3 small yellow tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds or pine nuts
  • generous amount of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • optional: ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together. Season liberally with salt and pepper, and serve with a drizzle of olive oil.

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  1. Mmmm. This looks mucho refreshing. I swear I have actually tried to emulate your olive oil drizzle before because it’s untouchable and I love the idea of using green juice as a base.

  2. you might have convinced me to give gazpacho a chance! I can’t really get into the idea of cold soups… especially when they’re super heavy on the tomatoes, but maybe with a little cucumber and apple I’ll change my mind!

  3. I can’t go without gazpacho in the summer and I’ve never seen a variation quite like this one. It looks like an winner – really appreciate that there’s no bread in this recipe and I love the cucumber, apple, ginger combo and that yellow-green color. Seeing as this Evolution drink is definitely not available here in Switzerland I think I could substitute either water or my lemon water kefir, or my own ginger spinach juice when I make it.

  4. Julie
    07.22.2015

    Wow–this looks amazing. Going to try to make this tomorrow.
    What type of blender do you use/recommend? I’m thinking about treating myself to a Blendtec or Vitamix in the near future.

    • jeanine
      07.22.2015

      Hi Julie, I really like my vitamix – I’ve never used a Blendtec but I think they’re really similar – both great.

  5. phyllis
    07.22.2015

    Where can I purchase this juice in the Westchester County and/or Putnam County area OR
    in the Danbury, CT area?

    • jeanine
      07.22.2015

      They’re at Whole Foods & Starbucks (I’ve seen them at other natural grocery stores too).

      • Malu
        05.12.2018

        3 years later and the link to the juice is no longer active. I am reading your blog from very far abroad where I can’t get this particular juice. Could you reveal the ingredients of the juice so I can hunt for / make something similar? Would be very much appreciated.

  6. gah!!! these look incredible! Thanks for recipe!

  7. Your gazpacho looks amazing! I love the color! And great idea adding almonds to make it creamier – you’re right, this is extra healthy 🙂

  8. Nina from dinefactory.com
    07.25.2015

    Mhmhmhm yummy! This looks amazing! So healthy and fresh! I really have to try it. Beautiful photos and the most awesome colorful website at all. Greetings from Germany Nina

  9. I’m loving these fruity gazpacho recipes I’m seeing this summer. They’re such a refreshing change from the typical gazpacho, aren’t they?

  10. Gemma from cinnamongirldelights.blogspot.com
    07.27.2015

    I love gazpacho! My favorite one is the watermelon gazpacho I make almost every day on summer. Yours have such a nice color! I will add this recipe to my gazpacho list. 🙂

  11. I love this combination of flavors! I still have a hard time getting into the whole cold soup thing, but I might try this warmed up 😉

  12. This looks so fresh and summery! I’ll have to give this one a shot. Lovely work

  13. This is on my must make list ! I invite you to share at my Thursday Hop ( you can link up through Sat midnight) xo

  14. Skimmed through your posts and when I got to this one I can’t keep myself from making some kind of green smoothie! Nice with some new inspiration of what fits well together. Thank you!

  15. Angela from notjusttutus.com
    09.28.2015

    ihave made watermelon gazpacho all summer but when I passed a crabapple tree longing to be picked I made an apple gazpacho. It was very tart so I added a bit of honey tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, oil ,sage ( because I had some left over from roast goat last week) and garlic it turned out well tho I didn’t really measure so may never be able to make it again!

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