Green Gazpacho


Instead of tomatoes, this green gazpacho recipe is full of cucumber, green bell pepper, green grapes and lots of fresh herbs. Enjoy this refreshing green gazpacho on a hot day

Green Gazpacho
Photo: Photographer / Jen Causey, Food Stylist / Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
6 servings, about 3/4 cup each


  • 4 slices firm-textured white bread, crusts removed

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped scallions, (4 scallions)

  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 8 ounces seedless green grapes, cut in half (1 cup)

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

  • ¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • ¼ ripe avocado, peeled and cut into cubes for garnish


  1. Cover bread with water in a small bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove bread and squeeze out excess moisture.

  2. Combine the moistened bread, garlic, parsley and cilantro in a food processor or blender; puree until smooth. Set aside about one-third of the scallions, cucumber, bell pepper and grapes. Add the remaining scallions, cucumber, bell pepper and grapes to the food processor, along with celery, cumin, coriander, cayenne, lemon juice and vinegar; process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in yogurt, broth and the reserved scallions, cucumber, bell pepper and grapes. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Garnish each portion with avocado cubes.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Garnish with avocado just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
0g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 526IU 11%
Vitamin C 26mg 29%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 339mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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