Please note that all spoonful measures are flush spoonfuls.
Boil enough water to submerge
the tomatoes. Wash the tomatoes and immerse into the boiling water for 1
Remove from boiling water, peel off the skin, cut the tomatoes in
halves and discard the seeds.
Peel the cucumber and cut into
small pieces (2 cm pieces).
Place the tomatoes and cucumber
pieces in a blender. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice. Blend
the tomatoes and cucumber pieces together until just blended.
Pour the mixture in individual
bowls and place in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.
Sprinkle with chopped basil
leaves before serving.
750 grams red ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon light olive oil
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 litre vegetable stock
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. (Use
light olive oil if the extra virgin oil is too strong for you).
Salt and pepper to taste
Wash the tomatoes. Boil some water, enough
to submerge the tomatoes. Plunge the tomatoes into the boiling
water for 1 minute, then immediately immerse in cold water. Peel
the skin, cut the tomatoes in halves and remove the seeds. Finely
chop the tomatoes. (Optional: You can use canned crushed tomatoes
instead of the fresh tomatoes and tomato paste).
Heat 1 tablespoon of light olive oil in a
large saucepan under medium heat. Add the crushed garlic, chopped
tomatoes and tomato paste. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer,
stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes or until reduced and
Add the vegetable stock and mix well.
Increase heat and bring to boil. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes
stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in the chopped
fresh basil leaves and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin oil. Allow to
simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You
can adjust cooking times to suit your preferences.
You can also put a slice of French
baguette bread in the soup when serving.
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