Gazpacho is a perfect hot weather soup, served cold with good bread and cheese.
Prep Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours
2 15oz. cans diced tomatoes
1sweet red pepper, diced
1medium cucumber, diced
5slicesgood white bread, crust removed, torn into pieces
1lg. garlic clove, coarse chopped
1tbspred wine vinegar
1/4tspground black pepper
2large fresh basil leaves, chopped (optional)
1/4cupextra virgin olive oil
Place tomatoes, bread, pepper, cucumber, garlic, cumin, vinegar, basil if used, salt, and pepper in a food processor and blend until the ingredients are pureed. (You could also use an immersion blender for this).
Add water and extra virgin olive oil and stir together.
Place in your refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours so that the flavors meld.
Serve cold with an extra drizzle of olive oil.
Garnish with chopped tomato, cucumber and red pepper.