Chilled Tomato Soup with Cucumber

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By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

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This alternative to gazpacho is lighter in style. If you want a more Catalan flavour, you can add small amounts of red pepper, cut into tiny dice, with the diced cucumber.


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and seeded, cut in pieces
  • 1 kg very ripe, red tomatoes, skinned and roughly chopped
  • 2


Peel the cucumber and cut it in half. Remove the seeds from one half and put the flesh in the bowl of a food processor. Add the tomatoes and their juice, the garlic and the onion and pulse until all is thoroughly liquidized. Push the mixture through a wire sieve into a bowl, using a wooden spoon or a pestle to extract every bit of liquid.

Season and leave covered in the refrigerator to