A delicious cold soup just in time for Cinco De Mayo and summer! Can be garnished with a dollop of sour cream or a dash of hot pepper sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):
- 10 large tomatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 4 cups tomato juice
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 cucumbers, sliced
- 2 onion, chopped
- 1 ounce sliced almonds
Blanch the tomatoes in a pot of boiling water for about 15 seconds, or until the skins just begin to peel. Immediately remove them from the hot water and plunge them in ice water to stop them from cooking. Peel, core and dice the tomatoes into 1/2 inch pieces.
In a large pot, combine the oil and vinegar and whisk together well. Pour in the tomato juice, garlic, salt and ground black pepper and whisk well again.
Stir in the tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and almonds and combine all the ingredients together thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate overnight.