You can make this refreshing meal without even turning on the oven or stove top. Float pre-cooked shrimp on a bowl of gazpacho made heartier with earthy beets. Look for vacuum-packed cooked beets in the produce section of supermarkets.
Puree beets with juices, cucumber, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, oil, 1 tablespoon salt, and basil in a blender or food processor until almost smooth. Season with more salt as desired. Chill until ready to serve, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
Divide gazpacho among 4 serving bowls. Drizzle with oil, and top with shrimp and a few basil leaves. Serve, with crackers.