Pizzana chef Daniele Uditi’s ultrasilky gazpacho-like soup (fresh veg pureed with bread and ice) comes with a nutty, chunky topper.
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One 1/2-inch-thick slice of rustic bread, crust removed and bread chopped
1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped
2 medium celery ribs, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, cored and chopped
2 plum tomatoes, cored and chopped
1 cup ice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 cup lightly packed parsley, finely chopped
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
1 small garlic clove, minced
How to Make It
Make the soup In a small bowl, cover the bread with water and let stand for 2 minutes; drain. In a blender, finely chop the bread with the bell pepper, celery and onion. Add all of the tomatoes, the ice, lemon juice, honey, crushed red pepper and olive oil and puree until smooth. Season generously with salt and black pepper. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.
Make the salsa In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over low heat, stirring, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a small plate and let cool.
In a medium bowl, mix the parsley with the toasted pine nuts, olive oil, olives and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into chilled bowls, top with the salsa and serve.
The tomato soup can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
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