For 6 - 8 people
1 1/4kg ripe tomatoes
1/2 medium onion
1/2 standard cucumber
a clove of garlic
juice of half a lemon (optional)
1 green pepper (the long thin type)
some slightly stale bread
1 cup olive oil
2 soup spoons vinegar
Blanch the tomatoes, then remove the skin and seeds (use your thumb)
Chop up the tomatoes, onion, cucumber and green pepper. Don't worry about chopping them too small as they are all going into the food blender.Now put each ingredient in the blender and blend. Then put the gazpacho through a sieve. This will get rid of the tomato seeds and skin if you left them on and any other lumps. At this stage you can add water to get the thickness that you want.
Garnish with diced cucumber, green or red peppers and roughly chopped coriander.