• Serves 4 people

  • 100 gm country-style bread, crusts removed
  • 6 (650gm) vine-ripened tomatoes, peeled
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Pinch each of sweet paprika and ground cumin
  • 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • To serve: finely chopped Lebanese cucumber, Spanish onion and red capsicum
01   Soak bread in cold water for 2-3 minutes or until soft, then squeeze out water. Process squeezed bread, tomatoes, garlic and spices in a food processor until well combined. With motor running, add olive oil in a thin steady stream until well combined, then add vinegar. Transfer mixture to a bowl and whisk in ½-1 cup water to achieve desired consistency. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and a little extra sherry vinegar if desired. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, then divide among small bowls, top with a little chopped cucumber, onion and capsicum and serve immediately.
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