1 cup (4 oz.) shelled edamame (frozen green soybeans) or baby lima beans
1 - medium vine-ripened tomato, seeded and chopped
1 - small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 - small red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups tomato-based vegetable cocktail such as V8 vegetable juice or Fresh Samantha Veggie Cha-Cha, chilled
1 Cook edamame in boiling salted water until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water to chill quickly.
2 In a bowl, combine edamame, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and garlic.
3 Pour in tomato juice cocktail. Add a generous grinding of black pepper.
Serve in chilled bowls with an ice cube in the center.
Preparation - Estimated cooking time: under 30 minutes -