Coarsely chop (peel/seed if you wish) the following:
· 1 large cucumber
· 2 large tomatoes
· 1 green pepper
· 1 medium onion
· 3 cloves fresh garlic
Puree in blender or food processor with 1 cup bottled tomato juice
Pour into large bowl and whisk in the following:
2 or more cups tomato juice
1/3 cup Oleaceae Barrel aged red wine vinegar
2 or more tablespoons Oleaceae olive oil (unflavored/ we love Fresh or Roasted Garlic)
1 teaspoon Tabasco, sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Cover and chill in fridge – at least 2 hours. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Garnish with minced cucumber, green pepper, onions and/or croutons.
Other optional toppings can be chilled shrimp, thin slices of avocado.
This will last in refrigerator several days.