2 (14.5 ounce) cans tomatoes with liquid, minced
2 cups vegetable juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 drops hot pepper sauce
1 (5.5 ounce) package seasoned croutons
1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
1 medium green pepper, diced
1 bunch green onions with tops, sliced


In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir well; ladle into soup bowls and garnish as desired with croutons, cucumbers, peppers and green onions.