Everyday Paleo Gazpacho with Avocado Cream!

I received a bunch of heirloom tomatoes in my CSA box this week and while gazing at them on the counter along with a few fresh cucumbers, beautiful purple bell peppers, and big red onions, I became inspired to make a gazpacho!  YUM was the end result and so refreshing on a hot day.  We topped the gazpacho with some paleo avocado cream for a deliciously rich addition to the bowl of goodness.  Here it is!


Everyday Paleo Gazpacho with Avocado Cream 

4 large tomatoes, diced or aprox 4 cups

½ medium red onion, diced

1 cup cucumber, diced

1 cup sweet bell pepper, diced

1 cup fresh cilantro – reserve some for garnish

Small piece of a jalapeno (or more if you like it spicy)

2 garlic cloves

2 teaspoons ground cumin

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Splash of balsamic vinegar

Avocado Cream

2 ripe avocados

¼ cup fresh cilantro

1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk

Juice from ½ a lime

In a blender or food processor, add all the gazpacho ingredients and blend until totally smooth.  Remove the gazpacho from the blender and place in the fridge to chill.  Now, blend the avocado cream ingredients together until totally smooth.

Serve the gazpacho in bowls topped with a spoonful of the avocado cream and garnished with diced cilantro.



  1. says

    Got to try this one – the avocado cream sounds like a perfect match!

    The typical portuguese ‘gaspacho’ recipe skips the cumin and balsamic vinegar – but mixes in olive oil, white wine (or apple sider) vinegar and dried oregano.

    Also, try blending some peeled almonds in the gazpacho, makes it super smooth and creamy!

    • Sarah says

      Wow, Jaime, that is super cool about Dooce! I had no idea, thank you so much for letting me know! Whooo, wooo is right!

  2. Sivy says

    Made this for dinner tonight… How did you know I had a kitchen full of tomatoes that I needed to do something with?!? We had it with some grilled chicken – yummy!

  3. Lisa says

    Sarah, is the full fat canned coconut milk in this recipe the same kind you recommend making your smoothies with from your cookbook? Please advise. Thanks.

    • Sarah says

      I often use the So Delicious brand coconut milk for my smoothies but I also like the canned kind as well. For this recipe however, I would recommend using the canned coconut milk.

  4. mel says

    Hi Sarah,

    My husband and I are just starting with the Paleo lifestyle. Any tips on keeping fresh herbs on hand? They can get expensive! I can grow things like basil and rosemary, but flat parsley and cilantro can be hard to grow here in the south.

  5. says

    I’m starting to make the switch to eating this way. Thanks for all the information. I’m not a big fan of cilantro though. Is there another herb you could recommend? Thanks

  6. Brian says


    I made this the other night for dinner and it was AWESOME!!! I’m new to the Paleo diet, but have found your recipes, thus far, to be the easiest to prepare and most delicious to consume!!!

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Thanks for all you do!!!


  7. Andrea says

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve been craving this for a while, but now have a completely dairy and gluten free recipe for it :) (lactose intolerant and celiac, double trouble haha) I follow your website and have never been disappointed by a recipe yet :) Thank you for being so awesome!

  8. Erin says

    I thought the gazpacho was tasty…but the raw garlic and onions were kinda strong and everyone could smell it (ie maybe don’t take it to work for leftovers!) I used the avocado cream on EVERYTHING, though, from hamburger patties with salsa to scrambled eggs. Yummy!!

  9. Michelle Skaife says

    I was just wondering if you had any recepies for Vegetarians?
    Im really interested in your recepies but not sure if they are tasting the way they should without adding the meat…

  10. Alisa says

    I’m definitely wanting to try the avocado cream, but have a question about the coconut milk. When using the canned milk, and the recipe doesn’t specify using just the cream off the top, do you mix the liquid and cream together and then add to recipes?

  11. Ashley says

    OMG Tried this tonight on fish not-taco’s with mango salsa…perfection! Thank you so much for posting such great recipes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *