Lunch

Chilled Green Goddess Soup with Open-Face Shrimp Lettuce Cups

Flavorful, gorgeously hued Green Goddess dressing was the inspiration for this fresh and tangy chilled soup that features kefir, a type of fermented milk drink. It pairs nicely with orange-scented shrimp lettuce cups for a well-rounded spring lunch .

Servings
2
Prep Time
25 min
Duration
25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted
  • 1 small shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest + 1 large navel orange, juiced, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk kefir
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt (TRY: Stonyfield Organic 100% Grassfed Yogurt Plain)
  • 1 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 6 oz small wild shrimp, thawed if frozen and drained, patted dry
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2-4 leaves Bibb, Boston, or romaine lettuce
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 slice whole-grain bread
  • 1 clove garlic

Preparation

1. Prepare soup: In a blender, place avocado, shallot,

lime juice, orange juice, kefir, parsley, broth, tarragon and

1/8 tsp each salt and black pepper. Blend until smooth; transfer to refrigerator to chill.

2. Prepare sandwiches: In a large bowl combine yogurt, Dijon, vinegar, orange zest and remaining 1/8 tsp each salt and black pepper. Add shrimp, celery and bell pepper; toss gently to coat. Divide shrimp mixture among lettuce leaves (1 to 2 per person) and sprinkle with dill and chives.

3. Toast bread until golden brown. Slice garlic clove in half lengthwise and rub cut sides against toasted bread. Cut toast into ΒΌ-inch cubes.

4. To serve, divide soup between 2 bowls; top with toast cubes and serve with shrimp lettuce cups.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 1/2 cups soup and 1-2 lettuce cups
  • Calories 461
  • Carbohydrate Content 36 g
  • Cholesterol Content 191 mg
  • Fat Content 21 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 35 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Sodium Content 721 mg
  • Sugar Content 18 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 10 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g