High-quality olive oil will make a big difference here. You can find Spanish extra-virgin olive oil at reasonable prices at Trader Joe's, but any flavorful variety you have on hand will work.

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

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20 mins
50 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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  • Combine first 8 ingredients in a food processor or blender (work in 2 batches if needed); process until tomato mixture is well blended. Pour tomato mixture through a medium strainer into a large pot or pitcher, using a ladle to gently press the mixture through the strainer. Chill strained mixture at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Place bread cubes on a sheet pan; toast cubes at 450°F for 7 minutes or until golden-brown and crisp, turning once. Cool 5 minutes. Ladle about 1/2 cup tomato mixture into each of 12 small bowls or glasses. Divide bread cubes evenly among bowls. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon diced cucumber and 2 cherry tomato quarters. Top each serving with small edible flowers or microgreens, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 7.3g; poly fat 1g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 2g; iron 1mg; sodium 240mg; calcium 24mg; sugars 4g.