Zesty Gazpacho

  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce

In a blender or food processor, combine tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, cucumber, water, tomato juice, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and liquid hot pepper sauce. Blend well, about 15 seconds. Serve chilled. Garnish with parsley or cucumber slices, if desired.