Homemade Tomato Juice is delicious and nutritious. You can drink it fresh or can it for winter consumption. Best of all, you control the spices and flavorings you put in. Once you master the knack of making juice, you can make it taste just like store-bought…… by adding a ton of salt. But, you are making it fresh to eat healthily. So just a little salt, and a whole lot of herbs, will make for a sensational tomato or vegetable juice. So, when the tomatoes ripen on the vine, make plenty of this homemade tomato vegetable juice recipe.
When making large amounts of juice or sauce, you need a tomato strainer and sauce maker, to easily remove seeds and skin. See Tomato Strainers.
Yield: The recipe makes approximately 5-6 quarts
Thought for Today: “Give a man a tomato and you feed him for a day. Give a man a tomato plant and he will make tomato juice. ”
Tomato juice is made with tomatoes, and not other vegetable ingredients.
Vegetable juice includes tomatoes as the main ingredient. The addition of any combination of other vegetables turns tomato juice into a tasty, nutritious, vitamin-filled vegetable juice. When this author’s kids were little, they loved helping to make “V-4″ and V-6”, and so forth. We used a wide variety of vegetables that were ripe in our garden when we are ready to make it. So, each time we made it, we enjoyed a slightly different taste.
The basic ingredient for Tomato Vegetable juice, is tomatoes, lots of them.
Add any combination of the following:
1-2 green pepper
One large onion, peeled and lightly chopped.
3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and lightly chopped.
3-4 carrots, peeled and sliced,diced, or lightly chopped
5-6 stalks of celery, cleaned and lightly chopped
1-2 beets, cleaned, peeled, and lightly chopped.
2-3 dozen Spinach leaves, washed
Sprigs of Parsley
Tip: The key to a thick tomato juice, is to strain away much of the water content. This can be done while cooking, before straining, and after the finished product has settled.
Some like it hot…….. add a hot pepper or two
Basil – just a little for an interesting flavor
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