1 large cucumber, not peeled, quartered
2 medium tomatoes, quartered
1 green bell pepper, quartered
1 medium onion, quartered
3 cups tomato juice,* divided
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper

Optional Toppings:
½-1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Fat-free sour cream or fat-free plain yogurt

In a blender or food processor, combine the cucumber, tomato, green pepper, onion, and 1 ½ cups of the tomato juice. Process the ingredients until mixture is still chunky.

Mix in remaining ingredients. Chill thoroughly.

Serve in small bowls topped with cilantro and sour cream or yogurt.

NOTE: One serving is a good source of fiber.

*Sodium is figured for no added salt.

Makes 8 cups
5 servings

Each Serving
1 ½ cups

Carb Servings

3 fruit
½ fat

Nutrient Analysis
Calories: 91
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 22mg
Total Carbohydrate: 16g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 10g
Protein: 3g