Gazpacho

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Author Notes: This recipe should appeal to all hot people out there because it's cold...whoopee and it's healthy unlike the other cold thing you eat...ice cream, which is yummy too. Maybe have one after since you will be so full of goodness! Best served with a good hunk of focaccia by the beach.
A delicious way to serve it is for a summer canapé party in shot glasses!
Flossie

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Serves 4

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 red peppers, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 5-6 ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 handful stale white or wholemeal bread, no crusts
  1. Boil the kettle and score the top of your tomatoes. Pour the boiling water over the tomatoes for about 30 seconds until the skin starts to split. Run them under cold water and peel off the skins.
  2. Soak the bread in a bowl of water for a couple of minutes and then squeeze out the excess water and put in the blender along with all the other ingredients.
  3. Wizz everything up together until smooth, adding plenty of seasoning, it will take a lot of salt. Add more basil, balsamic, olive oil until it tastes amazing.
  4. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before eating. If your in a rush you can blend it with some ice.

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