Green Zebra Tomato Gazpacho with Cucumber and Avocado
Green Zebra Tomato Gazpacho with Cucumber and Avocado is one of my favorite things to make with Green Zebra Tomatoes, and this delicious chilled green tomato soup is perfect for a day when it’s just too hot to cook!
I’m excited to remind you about this delicious Green Zebra Tomato Gazpacho with Cucumber and Avocado, and I love this chilled soup that uses the much loved Green Zebra Tomatoes that I grow every year when I can find the plants, and this soup is a perfect way to cool off when the weather is just too HOT!
I absolutely loved this Green Zebra Tomato Gazpacho when I first made it, and it seemed like the perfect recipe to feature this week when there’s a heat wave hitting the U.S. with a vengeance! And this year I planted TWO Green Zebra tomato plants so I can make plenty of recipes with this favorite tomato!
Traditional Gazpacho has bread, but I make mine without any bread. Of course tomatoes do have some carbs, but this carb-conscious gazpacho recipe also has cucumber, green pepper, and avocado, and it’s something you eat in relatively small amounts. If you have green or yellow tomatoes and weather that makes it too hot to turn on the stove, I hope you’ll try it this favorite of mine if it’s super hot where you are.
What are Green Zebra Tomatoes?
I’ve written a few times about my love for Green Zebra Tomatoes. Green Zebra is a tomato variety that’s green with golden stripes when it’s ripe, and it’s a bit more tangy in flavor than some tomato varieties. Wikipedia says there is some controversy about whether Green Zebras are an heirloom tomato, but I don’t care about that, I just think they’re delicious! And this amazing salad with fresh Mozzarella and Basil Vinaigrette is another way I love to eat my Green Zebras!
What is Gazpacho?
If you’ve never had Gazpacho, the chilled tomato soup that comes from Spain, you may be skeptical about whether a soup like this can really taste like anything special. I know I was, but when I first tried Gazapacho with some of my blogging friends, I was really blown away by how delicious it was. (If you want to use red tomatoes to make Gazpacho, you could try that recipe instead of this one, but I loved this version with Green Zebra tomatoes!)
How to Make Green Zebra Tomato Gazpacho with Cucumber and Avocado:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- The first photo shows how Green Zebra Tomatoes get more gold colors when they are ripe. Use tomatoes at the peak of ripeness to make this soup if you can!
- Chop up one large cucumber and a green bell pepper.
- Put the minced fresh garlic, lemon juice, bell pepper, and cucumber into the food processor and process until it’s mostly chopped.
- I used six Green Zebra Tomatoes for this, but you could use any type of green or yellow tomatoes. (If you only have red tomatoes, I’d probably make this Gazpacho instead.)
- I chopped up the tomatoes and dug two avocados out of the fridge. (They were a little past their prime, which didn’t matter at all in a soup like this!)
- Add the chopped tomatoes and the scooped out avocado to the food processor and continue to process until it’s a finely blended as you’d like. (I like it just a little chunky, but mostly liquid.)
- Add the Green Tabasco sauce and sea salt and process for a few seconds. Then taste the Gazpacho to see if you’d like it a bit saltier or spicier. (I like it pretty strongly flavored.)
- I loved the crunch of a few cucumbers on top as a garnish for the soup, but that’s completely optional!
- Gazpacho is best when it’s chilled for a few hours or longer, but I couldn’t resist eating a little of this as soon as I made it.
More Tasty Chilled Soup Recipes:
Gazpacho with Red and Yellow Tomatoes and Cooking with Friends from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Creamy Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup from Pinch My Salt
Avocado Gazpacho from My Colombian Recipes
Use other ripe green or yellow tomatoes to make this if you don't have Green Zebras. I love Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) but any green Jalapeno sauce will work. This will keep in the fridge for several days, but it probably won’t last too long! Recipe created by Kalyn after she got infatuated with Gazpacho and Green Zebra tomatoes. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 8gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
Use other ripe green or yellow tomatoes to make this if you don't have Green Zebras. I love Green Tabasco Sauce (affiliate link) but any green Jalapeno sauce will work.
This will keep in the fridge for several days, but it probably won’t last too long!
Recipe created by Kalyn after she got infatuated with Gazpacho and Green Zebra tomatoes.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Green Zebra Tomato Gazpacho with Cucumber and Avocado made with tons of healthful vegetables is a great choice for any phase of the original South Beach Diet, and also perfect for any other type of low-glycemic eating plans, as well as Paleo or Whole 30 if you use the right hot sauce. Tomatoes are relatively high in carbs, but you could eat a small serving of this for most low-carb eating plans since there are other ingredients with less carbs. I’d love this as a light summer lunch, but it would also be delicious as a starter soup for a dinner.
Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use the Tomato Recipes to find more ideas for tomatoes! Use the Diet Type Index to find recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You can also Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.