A pretty and pleasantly spiced cold soup. Some like to top it with a dollop of sour cream.
Cook the onion, celery, and three-fourths of the green pepper in chicken stock until soft. Then puree with the canned tomatoes (reserving 1 cup diced). Add tomato juice, oil, cumin, and Tabasco then chill. Add the minced cucumber and diced tomatoes just before serving, and garnish each bowl with slices of cucumber.