Avocado Soup with Citrus-Shrimp Relish

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
This lovely no-cook soup makes a refreshing entrée with a green salad.

Yield:

4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 292
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Fat 13.2 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 7.8 g
Polyfat 2.6 g
Protein 23.9 g
Carbohydrate 22.5 g
Fiber 7.3 g
Cholesterol 118 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 832 mg
Calcium 146 mg

Ingredients

Relish:
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
8 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp, steamed and coarsely chopped
Soup:
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 3/4 cups chopped avocado (about 2)
1 cup water
1 cup rinsed and drained canned navy beans
1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled queso fresco cheese

Preparation

1. To prepare relish, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, tossing gently.

2. To prepare soup, combine broth and next 9 ingredients (through jalapeño) in a blender; puree until smooth, scraping sides. Ladle 1 1/4 cups avocado mixture into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1/4 cup shrimp mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Note:

Laura Zapalowski,

July 2008