Spicy Tomato Juice

When you want a Bloody Mary kick, but can do without the vodka.

Spicy Tomato Juice

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1998/1999

Ingredients

  • 3 stalks of celery, leaves attached
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 red chile peppers, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Place celery in a juice extractor; process, extracting about 1/2 cup juice. Transfer to bowl of a food processor or jar of a blender.

  2. Add chopped tomatoes, jalapeno, lemon juice, celery seed, black pepper, and salt. Process until fairly smooth, with some texture remaining. Garnish with chile peppers, and serve over ice, if desired.

Cook's Notes

Chopped tomatoes come in vacuum-packed boxes.

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