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

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