By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

The variation on this traditional cold Spanish soup adds garbanzo beans, which more than doubles the fiber content — 4 grams fiber without, 9 grams fiber with the added garbanzo beans.

Number of servings

Serves 6

Ingredients

  1. 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 6 cups unsalted vegetable juice
  3. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  4. 1/2 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
  5. 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  6. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  7. 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  8. 1 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  9. 1/4 cup lime juice
  10. 6 lime wedges

Directions

In a large bowl, add the beans, vegetable juice, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, cilantro, hot pepper sauce, garlic and lime juice. Stir well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or until well chilled.

To serve, ladle the cold soup into chilled individual bowls and garnish with a lime wedge. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :About 1.5 cups

  • Total carbohydrate 38 g
  • Dietary fiber 9 g
  • Sodium 158 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0.5 g
  • Calories 191
Feb. 01, 2011