*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     Gazpacho Without The Tomatoes (Mf)
 
 Recipe By     : TVFN: COOKING MONDAY TO FRIDAY SHOW # MF6698
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup-ss                          Cold-ss
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      slices        french bread -- crusts removed
                         --(1 inch thick)
                         cold water
    2      ounces        blanched whole almonds -- roughly chopped
    1                    green bell pepper -- seeded
                         --and roughly chopped
    3                    kirby cucumbers -- peeled
                         --seeded and chopped
    3      tablespoons   champagne or rice vinegar
    1      pinch         sugar
    1                    scallions -- roughly chopped ,
                         -- (up to 2)
      1/4  cup           extra virgin olive oil
    4      cups          iced cold water -- approximately
                         salt and freshly ground white pepper
                         --garnish--
                         seeded finely diced cucumber
                         chives
                         finely diced seeded red bell pepper
 
 Soak the slices of bread in cold water. When tender, squeeze the bread to
 express the water. In a food processor puree until smooth the almonds,
 pepper, cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, scallions and olive oil. Slowly add the
 ice water until you reach the consistency you like; season to taste with
 salt and pepper. Chill, covered, until serving time; garnish with cucumber,
 chives and bell pepper.
 
 Yield: about 4 servings 
 
 Busted  by Gail Shermeyer <4paws@netrax.net> on May 24, 1997
 
 
 
 
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