A great summer soup! I learned this while in Spain from a friend. Her method was to use a blender. I use a food processor because when I make it I make a lot. It only takes 10 minutes and its great. This recipe will make 2 liters or 2 quarts
To set your soup apart serve with red and green peppers, cucumber all cut into small cubes to add at the table.
- 2 cans 800 gr canned Italian Tomatoes buy whole tomatoes
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2 fat stalks of celery
- 1 large cucumber pealed and seeded
- 1 large red pepper
- 1 large yellow pepper
- 1 large green pepper
- 1 cloves garlic pealed
- 100 gr olive oil
- 2.3 slices stale baguette or Italian bread
- few drops tabasco
- 2 teas salt
- freshly grated black pepper
- 4-5 sprigs fresh parsely
For the garnis
- 1 med red pepper washed and cut into small cubes
- 1 med yellow pepper washed and cut into small cubes
- 1 med green pepper washed and cut into small cubes
- ½ large cucumber pealed seeded and cut into small cubes
- Chop up all the vegetables and put them into your food processor with the canned tomatoes. Process until it gets to a consistency that you like. I like mine a bit course. About 1 -1 1/2 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper. It can take quite a bit of salt. You may make it a little more spicy if you like but in Spain they don't use hot peppers.
- Pour the oil in while the machine is running to help it blend in and not separate later.
- Then add the bread (about the equivalent of 2 or 3 slices of bread). The bread is the thickener in this recipe.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
For the garnish
- Take each of the left over peppers and the cucumber and cut them into small cubes as in the photo and place in individual serving bowls to put out when you serve the soup.
- People then take a spoonful of each one to sprinkle over their soup. This turns it into something a little more special and gives it a fresh and crunchy texture.