As summer approaches, the best way to cool down is with this refreshing cucumber gazpacho. Made from vibrant green vegetables and herbs, it’s the perfect way to use up garden-fresh produce!

Cucumbers are the star of the show, creating an ultra-hydrating base. Garlic and jalapeños bring a touch of zest and heat, while lime juice and vegan yogurt add just the right amount of tang.

Serve this meal as a light appetizer before your main course, or throw in a straw and sip on it for an afternoon tapa! There are so many customizations you can try with this centuries-old Andalusian soup:

Veggies: Tomatoes, beets, bell peppers
Herbs: Basil, mint, dill, parsley
Spices: Cumin, smoked sweet paprika
Fruits: Muskmelon, strawberries, watermelon
Bread: Add stale bread for a more authentic recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Cost: $2.31 recipe | $0.58 serving

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Dairy-Free Cucumber Gazpacho

Serves 4


  • 2 large English cucumbers, roughly chopped ($0.56)
  • 2 small shallots, chopped ($0.24)
  • 3 garlic cloves ($0.12)
  • ½ cup cilantro ($0.13)
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded optional ($0.04)
  • ¼ cup lime juice ($0.24)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar ($0.08)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($0.22)
  • ½ cup plain vegan yogurt ($0.66)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt ($0.01)
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper ($0.01)

Garnishes optional

  • Chopped cucumber
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Vegan yogurt or cashew cream
  • Chopped shallots
  • Cubed avocado
  • Minced jalapeño


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Mix on high until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides.
  2. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking. Add more lime juice or vinegar for a tangier flavor. Add more jalapeño for a kick.
  3. Transfer to your fridge to chill for a few hours or overnight before serving.
  4. Serve with a dollop of vegan yogurt, chopped cucumber, fresh herbs, avocado, etc. Enjoy!


  • If you don’t have white pepper, substitute it with equal parts black pepper.
  • Cilantro can be replaced with fresh mint, dill, basil, etc.

Nutrition: 1 of 4 servings
Calories 149 | Total Fat 12g | Saturated Fat 5.7g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 16.7mg | Total Carbohydrates 10.4g | Dietary Fiber 2.3g | Total Sugars 4.2g | Protein 2.0g | Calcium 36.2mg | Iron 0.7mg | Potassium 303.4mg |

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