When the sun is at its warmest and the asphalt melts under one's feet, it is time for cold soups. Whatever you have in the lower part of the fridge and that can be blended, will make a delicious cold soup to quench one's thirst. One won't be so down and out, it one stil has a fridge, electricity bills paid included and few veggies to make a cold soup.
For this one, you won't have to borrow your neighbour or apply for a bank loan. You'll only need few red and ripe tomaotes (the quantities are up to you, and depending on how many of you are going to sit at the table) some olive oil (if extra, the better!) salt to taste, few cloves of garllic, stale or hard bread, water and a blender.
1. Wash your tomatoes under the cold water tap. Remove all things not nice from them and chop. into small pieces. Meanwhile, you'll have soaked your bread in olive oil and you've have boiled the cloves of garlic in their skin, as someone has told me, if one doesn't want to smell of garlic all day. But I couldn't care less and I love it strong. If my breath smells, I'll wash my teeth with a menthol toothpaste afterwards. But I don't fancy boiling the cloves of garlic if only for few minutes as they told me we have to do to avoid garlic stench.
Put your chopped tomatoes and garlic cloves with some cold water in a recipeint and blend it. Add the bread soaked in the oild. a pinch of salt, and blend well, adding cold water if necessary, but it shouldn't be to watery.
Bring it to the fridge to cool down and serve with a variety of chopped ham, onion or prepper.
I'll come back with more to cool down the the torrid summery days, which I love, and to quench your thirst.
Copyright. Vicky Pino. July 17th 2012.