Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers

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Whenever my husband and I have a date night at home, I like to go beyond the ordinary and spice things up a bit by serving appetizers before the special meal.  I don’t like slaving over the hot stove in the summertime, so my Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers are the perfect choices for a first course.

Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp

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.

Gazpacho Shooters

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 stuff, so you don’t want big chunks.)  Be sure and blend in two batches.  Take my word for it.  Chill in the fridge until time to serve.

Gazpacho Shooters

Prepare the Grilled Shrimp

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 shrimp (I buy the ones already deveined.  I just hate deveining shrimp.) and thread on 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 like 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.  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. Store the leftover soup in the fridge.  There should be enough left for at least one more meal.

Gazpacho Shooters & Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Gazpacho Shooters and Grilled Shrimp Skewers

5.0 from 5 reviews
Gazpacho Shooters
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Swanson Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • ⅓ cup onion, rough chopped
  • ⅓ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped celery
  • ⅓ cup chopped cucumbers
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all 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.
  2. When ready to serve, pour gazpacho into shot glasses and serve with grilled shrimp skewers.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
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Ingredients
  • Raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Small bamboo skewers
Instructions
  1. Squeeze one lime over peeled and deveined shrimp. Slice the other lime into thin slices.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Thread shrimp onto skewer alternately with lime slices.
  4. Grill for 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Place one skewer over each shot glass.

Gazpacho Shooters

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How do you use Swanson Chicken Broth in your summertime recipes?

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About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!

Comments

  1. 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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  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

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

  3. That looks delicious! I absolutely love the shooters idea.
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  4. 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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  5. This looks like a tasty combination. I’ll have to try your recipe sometime.

  6. 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.

  7. I’ve never had something like this, but it sounds really tasty! Thanks for sharing a cool recipe.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Oh my goodness this made my mouth water. So yummy,Thank you for sharing.
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  12. These are pretty shooters and I am sure they are as delicious. I need to try this.
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  13. 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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  14. U have never tried making gaspacho so thanks for sharing this. We love grilled shrimp here at home!
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  15. 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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  16. Wow, that looks absolutely amazing! I wonder if my hubby would want these tonight, lol!
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  17. These look amazing and would be perfect for a party!

  18. 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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  19. 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!

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

  22. 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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  23. I love how creatively this was presented! This can be party food! Thanks for sharing.
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  24. 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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  25. I’ve never thought of doing something like this. This would be awesome with andouille sausage also.
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