Recipe: Gazpacho


2 cloves garlic, crushed
1kg ripe tomatoes
1/2 cucumber, peeled
1/2 red capsicum, seeds removed
100g stale bread, crusts removed
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar (or sherry vinegar if you have it)
5-6 drops Tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper

  1. In a blender or food processor, puree tomatoes, cucumber, red capsicum and bread until smooth
  2. Add garlic and olive oil and pulse until very smooth. Strain if necessary.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and stir through vinegar, cumin and Tabasco Sauce and season to taste. Thin with water if texture is too thick.
  4. Chill until very cold.
  5. Serve drizzled with extra olive oil, and fresh crusty bread.



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