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“What could be better in the summer time? Cook time is chill time.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the vegetables in chunks. If you like, you can skin the tomatoes but it isn't necessary.
  2. Process all the vegetables in a blender in small batches with tomato juice and olive oil until you have a thick puree. Add tomato juice and oil with every batch to provide plenty of liquid.
  3. For the last batch, soak bread in warm water, squeeze out excess water, add the bread and blend well.
  4. Pour it all into a bowl or, like I do, a pitcher and add the vinegar and lime juice.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Chill in refrigerator until very cold.
  8. Just before serving, garnish with all or any combination of the listed garnishes if you wish. The Italian in me likes a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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