(Recipe) Spicy gazpacho with grilled shrimp

Nothing is better than fresh tomatoes from the garden or farmer’s market.

This recipe for the delightful cold soup called “gazpacho” uses all fresh, uncooked vegetables — a perfect dish for hot summer days! Only the shrimp are cooked. And while they add protein and are so good to eat, you may leave them out.

Chock full of vitamins, minerals and fiber as well as flavor, this soup is very low in calories. So if you love it, you can eat as much as you want. It will fill you up before it fills you out!

Recipe: Spicy Gazpacho With Grilled Shrimp

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

6 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 cup chopped cucumber (remove peel if bitter; if you prefer, scoop out seeds)
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped red onion
2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon hot sauce (more or less to taste)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
18 extra large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
Cooking spray

Directions

Do this up to one day before serving:

  1. In a food processor, combine the tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, celery, onion, parsley, garlic, oil, vinegar, honey and hot sauce. Process until blended and the texture you like (chunky or smooth). A blender works, too. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  1. Transfer the gazpacho to a glass or ceramic bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Just before serving:

  1. Spray stove-top grill pan or griddle with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until opaque and cooked through. Don’t overcook. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. Ladle the chilled gazpacho into 6 bowls. Top each with three shrimp (or arrange the shrimp on the rim of the bowl).

Nutrition information

Serving size: 6

Calories – 90
Fat – 2.5 g
Cholesterol – 35 mg
Carbohydrate – 12 g
Fiber – 4 g
Protein – 3 g
Sodium – 125 mg

Recipe credit: Robin Miller, Spry Living

Meet the Author

Heather Klug, MEd RD is a registered dietitian and cardiac educator at the Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center inside Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.

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