July 26, 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cucumber & Avocado Gazpacho

Recipe: Gwyneth Paltrow

Try Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipe for Cucumber & Avocado Gazpacho from the cookbook The Clean Plate.

Gwyneth Paltrow's The Clean Plate

This easy, bright cucumber gazpacho makes a lovely light lunch or first course for a summer dinner party.



  • 1 large seedless English cucumber, peeled
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 large scallion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • Olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper


Yield: Serves 2

  1. To make the gazpacho, cut a 2-inch piece off the end of the cucumber and set it aside for garnish. Roughly chop the remaining cucumber and transfer it to a high-speed blender.
  2. Add the avocado, scallion, garlic, olive oil, water, kosher salt and vinegar and blend until smooth. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  3. For the garnish, finely dice the reserved piece of cucumber and toss in a small bowl with the mint leaves, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of flaky salt and minced shallot.
  4. Remove the gazpacho from the fridge, taste and season with kosher salt. Divide between two bowls and spoon over the chopped cucumber relish. Drizzle each bowl with olive oil and finish with cracked pepper.

Excerpted from the book The Clean Plate; Eat, Reset, Heal by Gwyneth Paltrow. Copyright © 2019 by Gwyneth Paltrow Reprinted with permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.