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Herbed Gazpacho Recipe

Herbed Gazpacho Recipe

For a unique first course, serve this colorful soup from Carole Benson, Cabazon, California. Chilled V-8 juice is the base for this soup that's chock-full of generous chunks of chopped tomatoes, green pepper and cucumber. "Garnish each bowl with shrimp for a fancy finish," suggests Carole.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice, chilled
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooked chopped shrimp, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Garnish with shrimp if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings (about 3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 85 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 781 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.