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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

Author Sarah Fragoso


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Serve the gazpacho in bowls topped with a spoonful of the avocado cream and garnished with diced cilantro.

Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

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  1. Looks delicious! I love gazpacho, and the avocado cream sounds yummy.

  2. 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!

  3. Primal toad says:

    Yummy yum yum! My favorite plant food is avocado…. Anything with it is amazing!

  4. Allison says:

    What kind of blender do you use?

    1. Sarah says:

      I actually use a food processor. It’s a black & decker.

  5. That looks so delicious! I think we are due for tomatoes this week in our CSA as well! Can’t wait to try this!

  6. This looks so simple and so full of flavor. Definitely my next lunch!

  7. No way! I just made gazpacho today…. totally making the avocado cream later! Great idea!!

  8. Jaime says:

    Sarah, you just got a shout out by Dooce! Whoooo, wooo!

    Also, the gazpacho looks amazing, as does most of your food. I have been digging on the “not potato” cauliflower salad and loving it. My favorite part is that, like you, I was able to take your recipe and meld it with my mom’s recipe and make it awesome. Thank you for everything!

    1. 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!

  9. 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!

    1. Sarah says:

      Oh, I forgot to mention that I’m also a mind reader!! : )

  10. 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.

    1. 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.

  11. I’ve never had Gazpacho…but it looks so yum! And especially with the avocado cream, love avocado!! Perfect for a nice lunch out in the sun!

  12. 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.

  13. This was awesome! And a great way to use up the tomatoes & cucumbers that are threatening to overtake our yard!

  14. 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

  15. 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!!!


  16. It’s been a while since I have to Everyday Paleo, but I am amazed again! Really Gazpacho? Looks delicious and I love that you added jalapeno!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!!

  19. 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…

  20. 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?

    1. Sarah says:

      Yes, that’s what I do! : )

  21. Made this tonight for dinner. It was delicious!

  22. Ashley says:

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

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