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Tomato And Basil Gazpacho

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Ingredients
  Brown bread slices 3 , cut into 1 inch cubes
  Tomato juice 10 Fluid Ounce (300 Milliliter)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , peeled, finely chopped
  Green pepper 1 , pith and seeds removed and finely chopped
  Red pepper 1 , pith and seeds removed and finely chopped
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound, peeled, seeded and finely chopped (750 Gram)
  Olive oil 3 Fluid Ounce (75 Milliliter)
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Marjoram 1 Teaspoon, freshly chopped
  Basil 1 Teaspoon, freshly chopped
  Ice cubes 4
Directions

Put the bread cubes in a mixing bowl and pour over the tomato juice.
Leave to soak for s minutes, then mash to be sure they are completely saturated.
Put the bread cubes and some of the tomato juice in a blender goblet and add the garlic, cucumber, peppers, onion, and tomatoes.
Blend to a smooth puree.
Alternatively, puree the ingredients in a foodmill.
Pour the mixture into the mixing bowl with the remaining tomato juice and add the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and the herbs.
Mix well.
The soup should be the consistency of single cream, so add more tomato juice if necessary.
Pour into a serving bowl or soup tureen and chill for at least 1 hour.
Just before serving, stir the soup well and drop in a few ice cubes.
Serve with small bowls of croutons, chopped hard-boiled egg, chopped cucumber, onion and olives.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Tomato

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