Monday, July 18, 2011

Fresh tomato juice

Did you drink those little cans of V8 as a kid? I did. Unlike most kids, I actually enjoyed them. Maybe that explains why I love bloody marys so much. For me, it's more about the tomato juice than the vodka.

This is the easiest tomato juice recipe ever. You can make this faster than going to the grocery store. That is, if you have ripe tomatoes at home. I highly recommend using local tomatoes from the farmers market.

Simple tomato juice
Recipe by Deborah Madison, Local Flavors
3 large tomatoes, quartered (heirloom are my favorite)
1/2 c ice cubes
lemon juice, to taste
dash of sea salt & cracked pepper
dash of cayenne
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (optional)

Blend tomatoes and ice on high. Pour through a sieve–to remove the tomato pulp and skins–into a mason jar. Using the back of a wooden spoon, push the liquid out of the mixture. Stir in the lemon juice, salt, pepper, cayenne and vinegar. Since the juice was blended with ice, it will be nice and chilled. Pour yourself a glass and garnish with a celery stick or fresh basil. Makes about 2 cups, depending on the size of your tomatoes.


Ariella Indianto said...

I love fresh tomato juice!

How much is like a mason jar?

Teresa said...

OH my goodness, that looks delicious! Hubby and I are thinking of getting a juicer and this seals the deal!


Unknown said...

Ariella - Mason jars are pretty cheap. You can usually find them at grocery or hardware stores. Or reuse a glass container you may already have :)

Teresa - The best part is that you don't actually need a juicer. BUT a juicer would be great :)

andrea said...

I just used your recipe to make a fresh bloody mary...and its the best one I've ever had! Try it out. Thanks for the great recipe!

Unknown said...

Oh Andrea that sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely need to try that next time!

Mike said...

I use to drink a can of v8 everyday at school when I was little. I miss it.