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Tuesday, August 20, 2013



6 cups peeled and chopped fresh ripe tomatoes
1 onion, coarsely chopped
½ c. coarsely chopped green bell pepper
½ c. coarsely chopped cucumber
2 c. no-salt-added tomato juice
½ tsp. cumin (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 T. olive oil
¼ c. red wine vinegar
Garlic croutons
                                                                                    1 c. finely chopped tomato
                                                                                    ½ c. each finely chopped onion, green bell                                                                                            pepper and cucumber

In a blender or the work bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, puree tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper and cucumber.  Add tomato juice, cumin, garlic and pepper.  Process to blend thoroughly.  Pour into a large bowl, cover and refrigerate.

Add oil and vinegar and stir to mix well.  Pour into individual serving bowls.  Garnish with croutons and chopped vegetables.

Nutrition Information:  per I cup serving
Calories 85, Total fat 4 g, Saturated fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 20 mg,
Carbohydrate 12 g, Protein 2 g  

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