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Gazpacho

Ingredients

  • 6 large tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 piece of French bread, soaked in a
  • bit of water
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons good-quality olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Place tomatoes, yellow pepper, red pepper, onion and garlic in a blender and add French bread after squeezing out excess water (the bread gives the soup its body). Add tomato juice. Blend briefly or until soup is a thick purée. Pour mixture into a portable pitcher; add vinegar, olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper and stir well.