6 ripe tomatoes
½ large cucumber – peeled, halved, seeded and cut into chunks
1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks (or any color bell pepper)
1 jalapeno, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 T sherry vinegar
Salt and pepper
Optional: Chopped herbs (cilantro, basil, chives, parsley, oregano), hot sauce, additional chopped tomatoes, cucumber and bell pepper for garnish
In a blender or food processor, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, garlic, oil and vinegar. Process until coarsely pureed. Add water if the mixture is too thick. Season with salt and pepper and herbs to taste. For best results, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Optional: Top with additional diced tomatoes, cucumbers and bell pepper and a dash of hot sauce.
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