Ignacio Blanco's Roasted Vegetable Gazpacho

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Soups, Main Dishes, Vegan, Spanish

4 Ripe tomatoes 2 sm Or 1 md eggplant, peeled, -and cut into large chunks 4 sm Or 2 md zucchini, cut into -large chunks 2 md Onions, peeled, and cut into -large chunks About 10 cloves of garlic, -peeled 1/2 c Olive oil 1/4 c Sherry vinegar Salt and freshly ground -black pepper to taste 4 c Water 4 Slices stale bread, crusts -removed and torn up Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a roasting pan, combine tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, onions, garlic, and olive oil. Roast until eggplant is tender, stirring occassionally, about 30 minutes. Turn mixture into a bowl and add vinegar, salt, pepper, water, and bread. Refrigerate and let sit several hours or overnight. In a food processor or blender, blend mixture until smooth. Put it through a food mill or strainer and discard solids. Check seasoning, garnish with garlic croutons or roasted tomatoes and serve.