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Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Shrimp

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I guarantee you that the shrimp placed on top of a bowl of cold avocado, garlic, and yogurt soup with fresh dill and lemon will make your friends and family smile after the first sip. And if you are a fan of crushed red pepper – sprinkle away, it is an optional bonus.

1HR 5MIN

Total Cooking Time

13

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
4
Serves 4
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2 cups
Fat-Free Yogurt
1
1/2 cup
Half and Half
1/2 cup
3 cloves
4
Scallions
1/2 Tbsp
1 pinch
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
2 sprigs
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Step 1
Halve and cut Avocado (1) into cubes. Chop the Red Onions (1/2 cup) . Press Garlic (3 cloves) through a garlic press. Slice the Scallions (4) , both white and green part. Chop the Fresh Dill (2 sprigs) .
Step 2
Wash and cube the Cucumber (1) . Leave unpeeled or just half peeled.
Step 3
Squeeze the Lemons (2) to get about 1/3 cup of lemon juice.
Step 4
Devein and peel the Jumbo Shrimp (8 oz) Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
Step 5
In a food processor, add Fat-Free Yogurt (2 cups) , Half and Half (1/2 cup) , lemons juice, chopped cucumber, red onion, scallions, cubed cucumber, pressed garlic cloves, Coarse Salt (1/2 Tbsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp) .
Step 6
Process until cucumber are coarsely pureed. Taste for seasoning and add if necessary.
Step 7
Transfer to a large bowl, cover it with stretch film, and marinate for at least an hour in the fridge.
Step 8
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 9
Place shrimp onto a baking sheet in one layer. Drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Roast for 5 to 7 minutes, making sure to turn once during cooking.
Step 10
Cut shrimp diagonally into halves.
Step 11
When ready to serve, ladle the chilled soup into bowls. Top it of with a couple of shrimp, fresh dill, sliced lemons, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1 pinch) and sprinkle it with coarse sea salt.

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