Cook's Hideout: Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho

July 03, 2016

Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho

Blogging Marathon# 66: Week 1/ Day 1
Theme: 3 Veggies that are Fruit
Dish: Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho
Can't believe it's July already and half the year passed off so quickly. We are starting a new edition of blogging marathon today and my theme for this week is dishes made with 'Veggies that are fruit'.
Gazpacho with Cucumber
Technically speaking fruit is a part of the plant that develops from a flower. It is also the section of the plant that has seeds. Other parts of the plant are considered vegetables -- like stems, leaves or roots. Good example of  'veggies that are fruit' are cucumber, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, squash and so on. But from a culinary point of view, vegetables are more savory and fruits are sweet.
Gazpacho with Cucumber
So first up I used cucumber in this very summery soup. Gazpacho is a soup made with raw vegetables and served cold. This recipe is slightly spicy with the addition of scallions and garlic and creamy with the sour cream. For a vegan version, skip the sour cream and add the avocado right into the blender for a creamier version.

Recipe from Epicurious:

Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho
  • 1 Medium English Cucumber, chopped
  • 1 Medium Green Pepper, chopped
  • 2~3 Scallions, both white and green parts chopped
  • ½cup Sour Cream
  • 1~2tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp Basil leaves, chopped
  • To taste Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Ripe Avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1tbsp Chopped Almonds
  1. Combine cucumber, green pepper, scallions, sour cream, lime juice, garlic clove, salt and pepper in a blender. Blend until creamy or leave it chunky if you like it that way.
  2. Divide into bowls and chill for at least 1 hour. Serve topped with chopped almonds and avocado.
Gazpacho with Cucumber

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 66.


  1. Gazpacho looks so refreshing,got a lovely color..

  2. This looks very inviting.I love the cremy avocado in any dish

  3. I am looking at this as a picture on canvas..seriously it looks so pretty..the colors are attractive and the garnishings are highlighting the dish..amazing art work Pavani.

  4. Green gazpacho is inviting me, wat a refreshing cold soup to enjoy while the weather is hot.

  5. I have NEVER tried a Gazpacho at home. Your recipe looks super, especially with all those toppings :)

  6. Perfect for the hot summer days Pavani and love the pale green color of the soup.


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