2 lbs. tomatoes, peeled (if you prefer) and diced. Reserve a small amount for garnish.
If you don’t have fresh tomatoes, you can use a 28 oz. can of tomatoes instead.
1 cucumber, diced. Reserve a small amount for garnish
1 medium shallot, diced
Green pepper, seeds removed and diced
2 cloves garlic
Red wine vinegar to taste, about ¼ – ½ cup
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup fresh basil leaves, with some set aside and julienned for garnish
In a food processor or a blender, first chop the garlic by itself. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, shallot and green pepper and blend until smooth. Add the salt, pepper, vinegar, oil and basil and blend briefly. Adjust the seasonings to taste. Garnish with your reserved cucumber, tomato and basil.