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Classic Gazpacho With White Wine Vinegar

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Gazpacho is a traditional chilled soup with the goodness of vegetables. The soup is delicious and must be tried by all. Gazpacho is very simple to prepare and the ingredients are easily available. Don't forget to include this sumptuous recipe in your next menu.
Ingredients
  Ripe tomatoes 2 1⁄4 Pound (Large Size)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), peeled
  White wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Red pepper To Taste
  Red chili pepper 1 Small, seeds and stalk removed
  Fine bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)
  Cucumber 1 Small, chilled (May Use 1/2 Large)
  White bread slices 5
  Salt To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1 Blanch the tomatoes.
2 Carefully peel the tomatoes.
3 In a blender, add the peeled tomatoes along with 3 cloves garlic, a pinch of salt, the vinegar, 1/3 cup of the oil, red pepper, chili pepper, and breadcrumbs and blend at high speed until very well blended.
4 Add a little more salt than you would normally allow as chilling the soup reduces the taste of the salt.
5 Pour into a soup tureen, cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2-6 hours.

FINALIZING
6 Just before serving the soup, wash and dry the chilled cucumber.
7 Peel and cut lengthwise in quarters.
8 Remove the seed section and cut the flesh into small dice.
9 In a bowl place the cucumber and chill.
10 Cut the crusts off the bread slices and cut into small cubes.
11 In a nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil.
12 Add the bread cubes and fry over moderate heat, until crisp and golden brown.
13 Sprinkle with a little salt and set aside.

SERVING
14 Pour the soup into individual chilled bowls.
15 Sprinkle with chilled cucumber and bread cubes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Healthy
Servings: 
6

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