Gazpacho Andaluz

Ingredients

8 cups cold water
8 large tomatoes – peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, minced
1 (1 pound) loaf stale French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1/8 tablespoon salt

Directions

Combine water, tomatoes, bread, and oil in a large stock pot. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender, blend onion, garlic, cucumber, and green pepper to a paste. Stir into the stock pot.

Using a hand mixer, blend until ingredients have a watery, pinkish consistency. Alternatively, process in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add vinegar, and season with salt.