Gazpacho de Madrid
4 cups crumbled French bread
1 medium green bell pepper, (crusts trimmed) seeded and chopped
5 medium tomatoes, peeled,
1 small clove garlic, minced, seeded and coarsley chopped
4 cups cold water
2 medium cucumbers, peeled,
1/4 cup red wine vinegar, seeded and chopped
4 tsp salt
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup dried French bread cubes
1/2 cup peeled and finely (crusts trimmed)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup seeded and finely
chopped green bell pepper
Combine crumbled bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, bell pepper
and garlic in a large bowl. Stir in water, vinegar and salt.
Puree in 2 batches in blender on high speed 1 minute. Transfer to
another bowl. Whisk in olive oil and tomato paste.Cover bowl with
plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with bread cubes, onion, cucumber
and bell pepper and serve. Makes 4 to 6 servings.