This is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for dinner and parties as well. It is a rich soup that is served chilled. You may replace the yogurt with sour cream if you wish.
1kg ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
4 garlic cloves
5 slices white bread, crusts removed
2 teaspoons harissa paste
1 tablespoon tomato paste
200ml extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of caster sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Basil leaves for garnish
Combine the tomatoes, harissa, tomato paste, garlic and bread in a blender or food processor. Slowly pour in the olive oil and blend it for 3-5 minutes or until smooth. Season it with salt and pepper. Add a pinch of caster sugar as well. Mix well. You can add a little water if it is too thick. Pour the soup in a sealed container and refrigerate it for 2 hours or until it is chilled.
Pour it into individual glasses. Place a dollop of yogurt on each glass and garnish them with chopped parsley and a basil leaf. Serve immediately.
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