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Tomato And Basil Gazpacho

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  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

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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1365 Calories from Fat 818

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 93 g142.4%

Saturated Fat 12.8 g63.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 782.7 mg32.6%

Total Carbohydrates 128 g42.6%

Dietary Fiber 27.8 g111.1%

Sugars 55.4 g

Protein 25 g49%

Vitamin A 245.4% Vitamin C 757.8%

Calcium 33.9% Iron 57.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tomato And Basil Gazpacho Recipe