8 large tomatoes, peeled OR 1 (20 ounce) can tomatoes, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped small
2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped small
2 red onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Tabasco or other hot sauce
2 cups tomato juice or V-8 Juice
4 cups water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
juice of 2 fresh lemons or limes
1/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
cilantro leaves or green onion tops for garnish
- Stir together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl or pot. I use a hand-blender to blend it up just a bit - but you don't want it smooth.
- Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Serve in bowls with cilantro or green onion for garnish.