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Avocado Tomatillo Gazpacho

Avocado Tomatillo Gazpacho with Broken Crab Cakes

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Oh. My. God. Whatever Phoenix, Arizona did to deserve every summer that blesses (torments) us, it must have been awful. I always seem to forget how hot it actually gets at the end of June here. But, 122 degrees people. ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO DEGREES. When I saw the forecast, I basically aparated up north to Flagstaff. Seeing that it was about 30 degrees cooler, it was a necessary trip.

Literally, one of my girlfriends called me and said earlier that her phone had shut down and gave her an error message because of the heat. So long paragraph short, it’s hot. Pray for us.

Anyways, I was trying to think of something that could make one hundred and twenty degrees a little more bearable. And I came to the obvious conclusion, avocado tomatillo gazpacho of course. Cold, light, refreshing, COLD, healthy, and COLD. I wanted to top it with some crab cakes that were slightly broken up, but there are so many alternatives you could try. It’s great as an appetizer or even a light lunch. You could switch out shrimp, scallops, or even garnish with an avocado salsa and I think it would play nicely. My other favorite perk about this avocado tomatillo gazpacho is that is saves nicely and you literally just pour it since gazpacho is a chilled soup.

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But I called you the good kind of fat!

Although high in calories and fat Avocado is pretty awesome. For starters, avocados actually contain more potassium than bananas, this is good because potassium can help lower blood pressure. High in oleic acid, it is actually great for reducing inflammation in the body. Last but not least, Avocados have a ton of fiber. My recommendation is to absolutely eat Avocado. Just be mindful of portions.

I hope you enjoy this avocado tomatillo gazpacho, I know I did!

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Avocado Tomatillo Gazpacho

Print Recipe
Serves: 4-6 Cooking Time: 45 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 Leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 Yellow Peppers, chopped
  • 1 Hatch Chile (or chile of choice), chopped
  • 2 tbsp, Olive OIl
  • 8 Tomatillos, Halved
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup, Parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 tbsp, Paprika
  • Salt and White Pepper To taste
  • Optional: Cayenne and a dollop of greek yogurt
  • Water to thin out consistency if desired
  • Broken Up Crab Cakes
  • 1- 8 oz Can, Lump Crab Meat, Picked through and drained
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp White pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Mayo
  • 1/3 cup Panko
  • 2 tbsp, Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil of choice

Instructions

1

Heat a large saute pan with oil until hot

2

Add first four ingredients to pan and cook until aromatic and translucent

3

While that is cooking add tomatillos, avocados, parsley, lemon juice, and cucumbers to a food processor and blend until desired consistency

4

Remove in bowl and set aside to cool in fridge

5

Once the first four ingredients are done cooking, add to food processor and blend until desired consistency

6

If you would like it to be a thinner consistency feel free to add water or veggie stock

7

Add to bowl in fridge and stir to mix, chill until cold

8

Feel free to stir periodically to encourage an even temperature

9

Add salt and white pepper to taste

10

Add Paprika

11

Taste to see if you need to adjust seasoning based on your taste

12

While soup is chilling prepare crab cakes

13

In bowl, combine seasonings, crab meat, mayo, panko, and parsley

14

form into round patties

15

Heat oil over medium heat

16

Once hot, place formed patties in oil and heat until golden on one side

17

Flip and repeat on other side

18

Once soup is cold, scoop into bowl

19

Top with crab cakes, I like to break them up a little bit

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and serve with a dollop of greek yogurt if desired

Avocado Tomatillo Gazpacho - The Seasonal Junkie

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Tia
    June 23, 2017 at 3:40 am

    I love your blog, just seeing it for the first time and it looks like I will be spending some time reading more post! This looks so amazing!

    • Reply
      theseasonaljunkie_j6gv8c
      June 25, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you!!! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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    Lauren
    June 26, 2017 at 6:08 am

    This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      theseasonaljunkie_j6gv8c
      June 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      I hope you enjoy it!

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