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Black Bean Gazpacho

 Black Bean Gazpacho
"I first tried this colorful chilled soup at my best friend's house during one of the hottest summers I can remember," recalls Shelley Graff of Philo, Illinois. "Its garden-fresh flavor really hit the spot!"
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 cans (11-1/2 ounces each) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green, sweet yellow and red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate
  • for at least 2 hours. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: Two 14-1/2-ounce cans of diced tomatoes, drained, can be substituted for the fresh tomatoes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 95 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 591 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.