Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho

Relish in one of our favorite vegetables that aids in weight loss and hydration. Made up of 95% water, cool, crisp and refreshing cucumbers support hydration and provide satiety (make you feel full!). They are good sources of phytonutrients (plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties), which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. The peel and seeds are the most nutrient-dense parts of the cucumber. They contain fiber and beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps with immunity, skin and eye health. Cucumbers are naturally low in calories, carbohydrates, sodium, fat and cholesterol. Eat up!

Serves 5


¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. (90 milliliters) fresh lime juice

½ cup (120 milliliters) full-fat canned coconut milk, stirred

¼ cup (60 milliliters) extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium avocado, peeled and cored

2 medium English cucumbers (skins on), chopped into 3-inch chunks

½ medium red onion, peeled and chopped into 3-inch chunks

½ medium jalapeno, stemmed and seeded

1 garlic clove, peeled

½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

¾ cup fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley leaves

1 ½ tsps. kosher salt

½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

10 large cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails on)


1. Pour lime juice, coconut milk and oil into a blender.

2. Add avocado, cucumbers, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro and parsley.

3. Blend until smooth, stopping to stir and scrape down the sides as necessary.

4. Add salt and pepper and blend until very smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

5. Place in the refrigerator to chill at least 1 hour.

6. To serve, pour soup into small bowls and top each with a pinch of fresh basil and 2 cocktail shrimp.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 282 Calories, Total Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 129mg, Sodium 565mg, Carbohydrate 11g, Fiber 4g, Sugar 3g, Protein 19g, Potassium 45mg, Phosphorus 215mg

Thank you to eBrightHealth ACO partner TidalHealth for this recipe.

Note: The image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the recipe.