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Tomatillo Gazpacho

July/August 2008

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This tomatillo-based gazpacho is gorgeously green with a tart flavor that complements the sweet shrimp and salty olives. Make this meatless by substituting ricotta salata or feta for the shrimp. Serve with: Cheese quesadillas.



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Tomatillo Gazpacho Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 pound tomatillos, (see Tip), husks removed, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces cooked and peeled shrimp, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green olives, chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced

Preparation

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until just beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Coarsely chop half the cucumber and half the avocado and place in a food processor. Add tomatillos, bell pepper, jalapeño to taste and the garlic. Process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in broth, sugar and salt.
  3. Dice the remaining cucumber and avocado and place in a medium bowl. Add shrimp, olives and scallions. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; gently toss to combine.
  4. Ladle the gazpacho into bowls and top each portion with about 3/4 cup of the shrimp salad.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the gazpacho (Step 2) and the shrimp salad (Step 3) in separate bowls for up to 1 hour.
  • Tip: Tomatillos are tart, plum-size green fruits that look like small, husk-covered green tomatoes. Find them in the produce section near the tomatoes. Remove outer husks and rinse well before using.

Nutrition

Per serving: 329 calories; 19 g fat (2 g sat, 12 g mono); 174 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 26 g protein; 7 g fiber; 597 mg sodium; 962 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value), Potassium (28% dv), Iron (20% dv), Vitamin A (15% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 3 fat


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