1 garlic clove, peeled
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
4 small scallions, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium tomatoes, cored, cut into1-inch pieces
2-1/3 cups tomato juice
1 small cucumber, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
4 teaspoons sour cream
fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish



Using a food processor, mince garlic and jalapeño until finely chopped, about 5 seconds. Scrape bowl. Add cilantro, scallions and green pepper; pulse to coarsely chop, about 8 to 10 times. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.

Place tomatoes in mchine and pulse to coarsely chop, about 8 times. Do not overprocess. Transfer to the large mixing bowl. Add tomato juice to tomato mixture and stir to combine.

Slice cucumber into thin pieces. Add to mixing bowl. Add lime juice, pepper and salt and stir to combine. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate to chill before serving. Serve garnished with 1 teaspoon sour cream and a fresh cilantro sprig.