A fiery twist to a healthy juice favorite…
Tomato juice sure is healthy, but it can be pretty plain. It sure is good, 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 as fresh base – instead of store-bought tomato juice – for a really delicious spicy Bloody Mary.
Spicy Tomato Juice
- 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.
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