Green Cucumber Gazpacho

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Green Cucumber Gazpacho
Green Cucumber Gazpacho
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Green Cucumber Gazpacho

What I love most about cucumbers is their crunchiness and their delicate, fresh flavor. That’s exactly what I tried to highlight when creating this recipe. Served very chilled, the soup is not only light, but extraordinarily refreshing — a perfect hors d’oeuvre or first course for a summer menu.

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4
Servings
124
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 Pound seedless cucumbers, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces (or 2 pounds regular cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into 3-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 medium-sized red onion, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, halved, and seeded
  • 8 large mint leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 Ounces nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup water
  • Lemon oil, for garnish
  • 1 medium-sized yellow tomato, seeded and diced finely (or 8 yellow grape tomatoes, quartered), for garnish
  • Small mint leaves, for garnish

Directions

Place the first 10 ingredients in the bowl of a food processor with 1/2 cup of the water. Pulse a few times so the ingredients are coarsely chopped, then process until soup is very smooth, about 2-3 minutes. If necessary, thin with the remaining water to the desired consistency.

Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until well chilled, for 2 hours or overnight. Place the soup in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.

Ladle the soup into chilled soup bowls or cocktail glasses. Drizzle a little lemon oil in the center of each bowl. Garnish with a few tomato cubes and mint leaves and serve immediately.

Cucumber Shopping Tip

There are three different types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling, and “burpless.” If you're making sandwiches, you might want to try the “burpless” variety which are naturally seedless and are less likely to cause gas.

Cucumber Cooking Tip

Salting your cucumber slices and allowing them to drain over a colander for about an hour will get rid of any excess water and keep your sandwich from becoming soggy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
0.9mg
0.3%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
13g
4%
Vitamin A
13µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.3%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.9%
Vitamin C
14mg
23%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
37µg
47%
Calcium
124mg
12%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
37mg
9%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.6%
Phosphorus
119mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
435mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.4%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Zinc
0.9mg
5.8%

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