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This Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho with Shrimp is such a refreshing soup for a hot day! You can customize it by adding in a few extra toppings, like corn or tomatoes. This gazpacho soup with shrimp is the perfect dish for a summer party or an easy lunch or dinner when it’s hot outside! It’s creamy, but dairy-free and Paleo and Whole30 friendly.
Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Recipe
I love soup all year around, but on a hot day in the summer, a refreshing chilled soup is just what I’m looking for! This soup combines a refreshing mix of avocado, lemon, and cucumber that results in a creamy and flavorful gazpacho. I top it with a few spicy shrimp, corn, basil and hot peppers for a dreamy combination. Feel free to leave off the corn if you are looking for a Paleo or Whole30 soup and add in diced fresh tomatoes instead.
What is Gazpacho?
When you think of gazpacho, most people generally think of a cold soup made from primarily raw ingredients and blended up. The most common type of gazpacho would be one made with a tomato and cucumber base. It’s served as an appetizer or a light meal. This green gazpacho uses a similar technique of blending up cold ingredients but makes them creamy (yet dairy-free) thanks to the addition of ripe avocado.
Gazpacho Topping Options
I loved this soup topped with the spicy shrimp and corn, but in reality you can top it with whatever your heart desires (or you have on hand). Some other options would be:
- diced fresh tomato
- additional diced avocado
- additional diced cucumber
- hot peppers
- pickled jalapenos
- crisp bacon
If you like this light summer recipe, check out these others:
- Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
- Healthy Avocado Boats: 5 Ways
- Avocado and Corn Salsa
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho with Shrimp
- 1 ripe Hass avocado halved and pitted
- 1 small cucumber peeled
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 shallot chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice more to taste
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper more to taste
- 10 large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ear corn cooked and cut from the cob
- 1 fresh tomato diced
- basil sliced thin for garnish
- splash extra virgin olive oil for garnish
- red chili pepper sliced, for garnish
- To a blender (or food processor) add avocado, cucumber, vegetable broth, shallot, lemon juice, rice vinegar, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Set aside in the refrigerator to chill.
- Meanwhile, make shrimp: Pat shrimp dry and season with chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Heat oil in a small skillet. Once hot add in shrimp and cook for 5-8 minutes or until opaque and fully cooked through.
- Take shrimp off heat and set aside.
- Pour soup into serving dish and top with shrimp and desired toppings. Serve cold.