6 fresh, ripe tomatoes, seeds removed (cut tomatoes in half, squeeze out seeds into a sieve over a bowl to catch the juice, use the juice, discard the seeds), chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped fine
1 red bell pepper, chopped fine
2 stalks celery, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons sugar
2 zucchini, chopped fine
1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped fine
1-2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups tomato juice (in addition to the juice made when you squeezed the tomatoes above)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or pinch of dry)
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
Hot sauce if needed


1.Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Use the additional tomato juice to thin the soup to desired consistency. Adjust seasonings to taste. Better the next day.

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