In a food processor fitted with a steel balde, puree the cucumbers and tomatoes.
Add 1/2 of the V-8 and blend until smooth.
Add the rest of the ingredients and the rest of the V-8 juice and blend again.
Taste for salt and spice level and adjust if desired.
Serve in small cups as a starter course or put in a thermos for picnics.
Makes about 5 cups.
Keep refrigerated and use within 3 days.
Recipe by Jane O'Riordan