2 pounds tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, roughly chopped
½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
½ red onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
⅓ cup Seasons Family Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
⅓ cup blanched almonds (optional)
2 slices white bread, crusts removed, torn into big chunks
3 Tbsp. Seasons Sherry vinegar
1 medium fresh jalapeño, seeded and roughly chopped (optional)
Seasons Fleur de Sel (French sea salt), to taste
Seasons Pepe e aglio (black pepper blend), to taste
For the Garnish: (optional)
Thinly diced tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapeno etc.
Seasons Family Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Blend together the tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, olive oil, almonds (if using), bread, Sherry vinegar, jalapeño, and garlic cloves; season with salt and pepper. Process until smooth, adding up to ½ cup water if necessary*
Taste and adjust the seasoning. Refrigerate for several hours before serving or serve immediately garnished with your toppings of choice.
* If your blender isn’t big enough, work in batches.