6 ripe medium tomatoes – skins & seeds removed – NOTE (1)
1 medium cucumber – peel, cut in half lengthways and remove seeds
6 medium scallions – remove root end & chop
1 slice white bread – include crust and break into large pieces
1/2 cup tomato puree
2 cups tomato juice
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small garlic clove
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Place bread into a food processor and chop to make crumbs. Add remaining ingredients and blend until everything is finely chopped. Does not have to be totally smooth. Chill for at least four hours. Makes 6 servings.
NOTE (1) To remove skins, place tomatoes in a pan of boiling water. Remove from heat and let sit for two to three minutes until skins crack. Lift from water with a slotted spoon. Cool slightly and remove skins. Cut in half crossways and remove seeds.