Tomato juice sure is healthy, but it can be pretty plain. It’s a good thing, then, that tomato and fiery flavors go so well together. In this spicy tomato juice recipe, we use cayenne pepper powder – an easy get from most any spice rack. Though, if you have fresh jalapeño pepper handy, you can certainly use it instead.
It’ll add a spark to that tomato juice that really brings it to life. We especially like it with cooked fresh tomatoes – instead of store-bought tomato juice – for a really delicious spicy Bloody Mary.
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Spicy Tomato Juice
A fiery twist to a healthy favorite
- 4 tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- In a large pot, bring water to a boil (about half filled), then add the tomatoes whole. Allow them to sit in the boiling water for 30 seconds, then remove and immediately peel the skin off the tomatoes.
- Quarter the tomatoes, then place them, along with the other ingredients in a juice blender (or bowl, if no juice blender and are using a hand blender).
- Blend the ingredients into juice form, then pour into cups and enjoy.
Instead of cayenne, you can use a fresh jalapeño pepper. Simply remove the seeds and stem, then roughly chop the pepper and add the chili during the blending process. Use half a pepper to start, then ramp up from there.
Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 1188mgPotassium: 1176mgFiber: 6gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 4306IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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