This ice-cold, cucumber and herb-based gazpacho sets the stage for a scoop of creamy, gooey burrata cheese in this refreshing appetizer course.

Chef John
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cucumber slices, garlic, basil, oregano, water, rice vinegar, olive oil, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper into the bowl of a blender. Pulse 2 or 3 times. Blend on highest speed about 1 or 2 minutes until mixture liquefies. Strain through a fine strainer, pressing everything through with a spoon leaving just a few tablespoons of fiber and rough bits.

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  • Cover and refrigerate until ice cold, 1 or 2 hours.

  • Ladle some gazpacho verde into chilled bowls. Scoop 1/4 cup burrata onto the soup. Drizzle with a few drops of olive oil.

Cook's Notes:

One English cucumber yields about 3 cups sliced.

If using regular rice vinegar, season to taste with salt and sugar. You can also use white wine or sherry vinegar, and do the same.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; 25.6 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 496 mg sodium. 6.6 g carbohydrates; 9.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2016
First time having and making gazpacho. Who knew something so simple could be so good? My husband was pleasantly surprised too! I made this recipe as written and it was delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/30/2018
I was looking for a way to use all the cucumbers my friend gave me. I normally like the recipes I get from Chef John. I didn t like this. I even splurged for the burrata cheese. From trying this recipe I learned that members of my family love burrata cheese but none of us are fans of gazpacho. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2016
First time having and making gazpacho. Who knew something so simple could be so good? My husband was pleasantly surprised too! I made this recipe as written and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2016
First time having and making gazpacho. Who knew something so simple could be so good? My husband was pleasantly surprised too! I made this recipe as written and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2019
Tip - the strained fiber still tastes very good. I freeze the strained bits in an ice cube tray and use them to flavor other soups stocks etc. or throw a cube on meats or veggies roasting in the oven. The Gazpacho Verde is flavorful and refreshing. The perfect summer soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2016
This is awesome. I reduced the basil and rice vinegar. The burrata cheese was perfect. The finale few spoon fulls after the creamy cheese mixed with the gazpacho is one of the best flavors I have ever tasted. I will make this over and over. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2017
this was ok- I don't think I'd make it again...very pretty but not totally delicious - just so so Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2016
Very light and refreshing! I used burrata with black truffles and it was outstanding. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/30/2018
I was looking for a way to use all the cucumbers my friend gave me. I normally like the recipes I get from Chef John. I didn t like this. I even splurged for the burrata cheese. From trying this recipe I learned that members of my family love burrata cheese but none of us are fans of gazpacho. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2016
I tried it just because I'd never tried a cold soup before. It was very fresh and had a nice citrusy flavor from the vinegar. I probably wouldn't make it again because I like cheese with every bite which made it very rich. I ended up not having room for the main coarse of my dinner for a soup that wasn't necessarily my favorite. But hey! I tried it right!? Be adventurous! You should try it too I think you might be pleasantly surprised! The only thing I recommend is to cut the recipe in half so you don't have so much left over -- It goes bad fairly quickly. Have fun trying something different!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2018
Served this as a prelude to Chef John's simple Chicken Parmesan for a dinner for six. Just as written. Easy - delightful - well received. Everyone enjoyed. Read More