Combine the tomatoes and their juice, bell peppers, cucumbers, onion, celery, green onions, garlic, jalapeŇos, herbs, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large (at least 4-quart) nonreactive bowl or container. Let stand until the vegetables just begin to release their juices, about 5 minutes. Stir in the V8 juice, olive oil, and hot sauce. Transfer 6 cups of the mixture to a blender (working in batches if necessary) and puree until mostly smooth. Return the pureed mixture to the bowl and stir to combine. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to marry. Adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve with crusty bread or croutons.
Makes 3 quarts, 10 to 12 servings