Makes 6 Servings
5 medium ripe tomatoes
1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
ground sea salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
juice of one lemon
2 cups tomato juice
Tabasco sauce, to taste, ½ cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and tomato juice, Mix thoroughly. Ladle into individual bowls and add Tabasco to taste. Garnish with cilantro.
Source: l’Absinthe, Paris, France. Published in The Best in the World, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., editor.