This is a delicious cold soup for warm summer days. Spice it up by adding a chilli or two or add a handful of freshly chopped basil leaves. Feeds 4-6 adults.

1 large English cucumber, diced
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
8 fresh tomatoes, diced
30ml olive oil
60ml grape vinegar
salt and pepper
fresh chilli or basil leaves, to serve

Dice the vegetables and add it to a large mixing bowl.
Add the garlic, olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
Scoop half the mixture into a liquidiser and blitz.
Pour the liquid back into the mixing bowl and mix through with the diced vegetables.
Refrigerate the soup for at least 2 hours so that the flavours can develop.
Serve the soup with a few ice cubes and chopped chilli or basil leaves.

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