On a hot summer day, this refreshing soup really hits the spot. I've made it for special-occasion luncheons as well as for casual dinners with friends.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 bottle (32 ounces) tomato juice
- 1 package (5 ounces) frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
- 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In a blender, combine clam juice and cream cheese; cover and process
- until smooth. Pour into a large serving bowl. Stir in the remaining
- ingredients. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Yield: 8 servings
- (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 183 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 746 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.