|Ripe firm tomatoes||3 Large|
|English cucumber||1 Medium, deseeded|
|Garlic cloves||2 Small, minced|
|Balsamic vinegar||1 Cup (16 tbs) (white)|
|Sweet paprika||1 Tablespoon (Spanish)|
|Almonds||3 Cup (48 tbs), coarsely chopped|
|Sourdough bread||1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed|
|Extra virgin olive oil||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Sea salt||1 Pinch|
|Cracked black pepper||1 Pinch|
1.Roughly chop the tomatoes and cucumber.
2.Mince the garlic.
3.In a blender combine tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, balsamic vinegar, almonds, sourdough bread and paprika.
4. Pulse until pureed. With your motor running, pour in the olive oil through the food chute while blending.
5. When smooth, transfer to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled.
7.Serve chilled garnished with some additional finely chopped tomatoes and cucumber along with garlic crostini or croutons.
Calories 1484 Calories from Fat 1295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 143 g220%
Saturated Fat 10.4 g52%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 92.4 mg3.8%
Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%
Dietary Fiber 10.2 g40.6%
Sugars 11.8 g
Protein 17 g34.4%
Vitamin A 15.7% Vitamin C 21.1%
Calcium 21.8% Iron 19.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet