As a good patriot I’m looking for ways to eat more tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers. And so I thought of a wonderful solution: gazpacho. This is a cold soup from Spain that is made from tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, stale bread, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, and salt. It has a wonderful flavor and is very easy to make: just blend all the ingredients until you’ve reached the desired consistency. Water is added to make it thinner if needed. It is perfect for a hot summer’s day.
1 kg (2.2 lbs) ripe tomatoes
1/2 bell pepper
1 clove garlic
1/2 medium onion
150 grams (5 oz) stale bread, crusts removed
60 ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
30 ml (2 Tbsp) white wine vinegar
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