- ¾ cup finely chopped onion
- ¾ cup minced garlic
- 1 ½ cups finely chopped green pepper
- 2 ½ cups diced, peeled tomatoes (see notes)
- ½ tsp. sugar
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 2 T. chopped chives
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups V-8 juice
Combine onion, garlic, green pepper, tomatoes, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika and chives in a large bowl. Stir in oil, lemon juice and tomato juice. Chill several hours or overnight.
NOTES: We start with several cans of fire roasted, diced tomatoes if pressed for time or weather does not permit flavorful, fresh tomatoes. Diced English cucumbers are a flavorful addition or garnish. Sometimes we add 2 T. dry sherry for a twist.