Spanish tomato soup

Recipe from: 4/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 10
Servings 4


  • 2
    plum tomatoes, halved and seeded
  • 4
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 160
    olive oil
  • half a small loaf of French bread, cubed
  • 500
    tomato juice
  • half an onion, finely chopped
  • half a cucumber, finely chopped
  • red pepper, finely chopped
  • 15
    red wine vinegar
  • 250
    basil leaves


1. Top tomatoes with garlic in a large roasting pan, drizzle with 30 ml olive oil and roast at 200 ºC for 30 minutes or until soft. Cool. 2. Process tomato and cooking juices in a food processor until smooth, or press through a sieve. Transfer to a bowl, add other tomato juice, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well. If too thick, add a little water. Refrigerate for six hours or overnight to allow flavours to develop. 3. Combine bread and 30 ml olive oil and place on a baking tray. Bake at 200 ºC for 10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until golden. 4. Combine vegetables with vinegar, season and mix well. 5. Blend basil in a food processor until finely chopped and, with the motor running, gradually add remaining olive oil until smooth. Serve chilled soup topped with vegetables and croûtons, drizzled with basil oil.

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