Avocado Soup with Citrus Shrimp Relish

6 points

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil
8 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp, steamed and coarsely chopped

2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 3/4 cups chopped avocado (about 2)
1 cup water
1 cup rinsed and drained canned navy beans
1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled queso fresco cheese

To prepare relish, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, tossing gently.

To prepare soup, combine broth and next 9 ingredients (through jalapeño) in a blender; puree until smooth, scraping sides. Ladle 1 1/4 cups avocado mixture into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1/4 cup shrimp mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Yield: 4 servings

  • Calories: 292 (41% from fat)
  • Fat: 13.2g
  • Fiber: 7.3g

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