Your Royko Recipe for June, 2017
Perfect for hot summer days. It’s cold, refreshing … and you don’t heat up the kitchen. Serves 6 to 8
This recipe is completely flexible. Add more or less of any of the ingredients to suit your taste.
6 large ripe tomatoes
1 medium Spanish onion
1 green bell pepper
1 English cucumber
2 cup tomato juice -or V8 or Garden Cocktail
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tbl. salt -to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
Peel and seed tomatoes. Peel onion and cut into chunks. Seed green pepper and cut into chunks. Peel and seed cucumber and cut into chunks. Coarsely chop all vegetables in a food processor in small batches. Do not purée. Transfer to a large bowl. Finely chop garlic and add to mixture. Stir well.
Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Serve with crusty French or Italian bread and a hearty red wine.