This recipe, from the latest issue of Cooking Light, is summery, fresh and a good way to use garden tomatoes.
1 lb. peeled and deveined large shrimp
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 lb. plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove
1 can (11.5 oz.) low-sodium vegetable juice
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 ripe peeled avocado, diced
To prepare soup, cook shrimp in boiling water 2 minutes or until done. Drain and rinse under cold water; coarsely chop shrimp.
Combine 3/4 cup bell pepper and next 9 ingredients (through vegetable juice) in a blender; process until smooth. Stir in shrimp.
To prepare relish, combine 1/4 cup bell pepper and remaining ingredients. Top soup with relish.
Optional: Serve with grilled garlic bread: Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush 4 (1-ounce) slices French bread with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add bread to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Rub toast with cut sides of a halved garlic clove.