Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers

by Alli

Thanks to Swanson for sponsoring Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers. All opinions are mine alone. 

Appetizers are my jam and these Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers don’t disappoint. Gazpacho is actually a Spanish style soup made from tomatoes, veggies, and spices. This soup is served cold so it’s the perfect summertime soup. 

Chilled Gazpacho served in shot glasses and topped with grilled shrimp and lime skewers

Gazpacho is Perfect for Summertime

I just so happen to be a soup loving girl, but who wants to eat hot soup this time of year? Not me!

Gazpacho to the rescue! It’s a delicious, chilled, tomato juice and chicken broth-based soup that’s full of good-for-you-veggies. I usually keep the good-for-you part a secret.  And there’s no cooking involved!

You’ll always find  Swanson Chicken Broth in my pantry – winter, spring, summer, or fall. It’s a good thing that I can now buy it by the 6-pack in the soup aisle at Sam’s Club. It’s one of those staples that I always have on hand and I use it several times a week.

How to make Gazpacho

Gazpacho is so easy to make.  Give all the veggies a rough chop, combine them with the tomato juice and Swanson Chicken Broth and puree it all together in a food processor or blender until the veggies are very finely chopped. You’re gonna drink the gazpacho, so you don’t want huge chunks.

Be sure and blend in two batches. Chill in the fridge until time to serve or at least two hours. 

Gazpacho Shooters

How To Prepare The Grilled Shrimp For Gazpacho Shooters 

To prepare the grilled shrimp, I always soak the bamboo skewers for about five minutes in cold water so they won’t char during the grilling process.  

Peel & season the shrimp (I buy the ones already deveined. I just hate deveining shrimp.). Thread on a skewer through the body and the tail, add a thin slice of lime between the shrimp. It gives it some color, it’s pretty and I happen to love grilled limes.

Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Helpful Hint: Grill the shrimp about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are opaque and turn pink. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. Overcooked shrimp are tough, rubbery, and not very tasty.

Once the shrimp are done, pour the gazpacho into shot glasses, top with a shrimp skewer, and serve.

This recipe serves 8-10. You can store the leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for 5 days. 

Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers

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Yield: 8-10 servings

Gazpacho Shooters and Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Gazpacho Shooters

Gazpacho Shooters are cool and refreshing. Top with grilled shrimp and limes for the perfect appetizer.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Ingredients

Gazpacho Ingredients

  • 1 cup Swanson Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 1/3 cup onion, rough chopped
  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce (optional)

Grilled Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 pound X-Large Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Small bamboo skewers

Instructions

  1. To make gazpacho: Place all the gazpacho ingredients in a large bowl. Pour half into a food processor or blender. Puree until veggies are finely diced. Repeat with the other half of the ingredients. Refrigerate until well chilled (about 2 hours).
  2. To make grilled shrimp skewers: Soak the bamboo skewers for about five minutes in cold water so they won’t char during the grilling process.  Squeeze the juice of one lime over peeled and deveined shrimp. Slice the other lime into thin slices. Salt and pepper to taste. Thread shrimp onto skewer alternately with lime slices. Grill for 3 minutes on each side.
  3. When ready to serve, pour gazpacho into shot glasses and serve with grilled shrimp skewers.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 77Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 72mgSodium 1094mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 9g

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Originally posted August 2015, updated September 2020

26 comments

Shirley Wood August 4, 2015 - 8:06 am

Chicken broth is a lot like bacon, it makes everything better! Those Shrimp Skewers look wonderful. Now I’m craving shrimp!

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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) August 4, 2015 - 8:49 am

Those sound absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make them for my family! They are going to go over big!

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle August 4, 2015 - 9:21 am

That looks delicious! I absolutely love the shooters idea.

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Cherri Megasko August 4, 2015 - 1:51 pm

I love gazpacho and what a great combination this is! I can’t wait to serve these at my next outdoor BBQ.

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Amanda August 4, 2015 - 1:56 pm

This looks like a tasty combination. I’ll have to try your recipe sometime.

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Grace Hodgin August 4, 2015 - 2:20 pm

This really does look like a fun recipe to make and serve to make any occasion special. Swanson does have a lot of great soup bases along with other tasty items. This would be fun to try and I could easily substitute vegetable broth for the chicken for the Gazpacho shooters.

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Theresa August 4, 2015 - 3:23 pm

I’ve never had something like this, but it sounds really tasty! Thanks for sharing a cool recipe.

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Becky August 4, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Your gazpacho sounds amazing and I love it paired with grilled shrimp!! I’m with you, there is always Swanson broth in my pantry too 🙂

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Mistee Dawn August 4, 2015 - 7:27 pm

It is very pretty! And I know it is delicious! I need to make this for my hubby this weekend! He would love it.

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Liz Mays August 4, 2015 - 8:06 pm

These sound so good. I’d love to make some of these for my kids when they’re here! They’d love that extra spice.

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Kristin August 5, 2015 - 12:12 am

Oh my goodness this made my mouth water. So yummy,Thank you for sharing.

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Ourfamilyworld August 5, 2015 - 3:32 am

These are pretty shooters and I am sure they are as delicious. I need to try this.

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Annemarie LeBlanc August 5, 2015 - 6:53 am

This must be so delicious, because just by looking at it, you’d want to go out and get the ingredients ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

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Chubskulit Rose August 5, 2015 - 7:04 am

U have never tried making gaspacho so thanks for sharing this. We love grilled shrimp here at home!

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Shaney Vijendranath August 5, 2015 - 7:52 am

This looks delicious and your pictures are making me drool even more! Would work perfectly for a get together at home. My friends would be so impressed with me. 🙂

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Erin August 5, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Wow, that looks absolutely amazing! I wonder if my hubby would want these tonight, lol!

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Deb- It's me, debcb! August 5, 2015 - 12:43 pm

These look amazing and would be perfect for a party!

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Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey August 6, 2015 - 12:53 am

That looks like a delicious combo! Gazpacho always reminded me of summer and I love the shooters idea. My husband would love this.

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Jeanine August 6, 2015 - 9:02 am

Oh this looks great. I’m really not a shrimp fan, but my husband is and would love this! I will have to share this with him!

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Megan Harney August 7, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Wow! This looks AMAZING! My hubby loves shrimp so we will definitely be putting this on our menu board for next week. Thank you for sharing!

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Rosey August 7, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Grilling shrimp is fun for parties. It’s always a huge hit, and using the skewers makes it easy to eat too!

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Yona Williams August 7, 2015 - 9:50 pm

The grilled shrimp looks delicious. I’ve been wanting to make some this summer, but haven’t gotten around to it.

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen August 9, 2015 - 11:15 am

I love how creatively this was presented! This can be party food! Thanks for sharing.

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Melissa Vera August 10, 2015 - 9:46 am

This recipe looks yummy if only I like shrimp. Also thank for linking up on the #HomeMattersParty this week and I hope you will come back and share again.

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Alli August 10, 2015 - 12:34 pm

You can serve it without the shrimp – it’s just an extra little bite. 🙂

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Gabriel August 13, 2015 - 8:24 am

I’ve never thought of doing something like this. This would be awesome with andouille sausage also.

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