Recipe: Chilled Avocado Gazpacho

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"Recipe: Chilled Avocado Gazpacho"

This no-cook dish with its vibrant color makes a great appetizer or starter soup. It is also made with avocado, a heart-healthy fruit that provides naturally good fats, is low in saturated fat, and is cholesterol- and sodium-free. Love One Today


8 Servings

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes and (optional) 8 cherry tomatoes, divided use
  • 1 large cucumber (peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp minced, fresh jalapeno (seeds and ribs discarded)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 large cooked shrimp



  1. In a food processor or blender, process the water, avocado, and vinegar until smooth.
  2. Add 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes, the cucumber, bell pepper, onion, jalapeno, garlic, and salt, processing until smooth.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the soup for at least 1 hour (it may be foamy and will need time to settle).
  4. Using 8 cocktail skewers, pierce 1 shrimp and 1 of the remaining 8 cherry tomatoes with each skewer. Garnish the soup with the skewers.


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