1 pound ripe tomatoes
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and diced
1 cucumber, chopped
2 tablespoons dry white breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 cups tomato juice
Salt and black pepper


1 cucumber, diced
10 green onions, chopped
1 pound tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped
1 large green pepper, seeded and diced

Cut a small cross in the top of each of the tomatoes and plunge into a bowl of boiling water for a few seconds. Carefully peel the skin away from the blanched tomatoes. Discard skin and chop the tomatoes.

Process tomatoes in a blender or food processor along with onion, green pepper and cucumber. Blend until finely chopped.

Pour tomato mixture into a bowl with the bredcrumbs, garlic vinegar and tomato juice. Mix well to blend evenly and allow to stand 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper and push mixture through a fine mesh sieve using the back of a wooden spoon.

Chill well before serving. Top with accompaniments.