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Six-Vegetable Juice

Our family and friends enjoy my vegetable garden by the glassfuls. My husband likes spicy foods, and after one sip, he proclaimed this juice perfect. For more delicate palates, you can leave out the hot peppers. -Deborah Moyer, Liberty, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 to 1-1/2 small serrano peppers

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine the first eight ingredients. Remove stems and seeds if desired from the serrano peppers; add to tomato mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool.
  • Press mixture through a food mill or fine sieve. Refrigerate or freeze. Shake or stir juice well before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 66 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 915mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • johnsen
    Sep 2, 2010

    No comment left

  • karlaleuchs
    Sep 1, 2009

    This is the best homemade tomato juice that I have tasted. I don't like hot/spicy juice so I omitted the serano peppers. I too canned my juice so I skipped the salt when boiling it and added the 1/2 tsp canning salt to the pints. My husband hesitant when I told him I was going to try making tomatoe juice. After tasting, he wants me to make more. I can always count on Taste of Home for great recipes.

  • kristel.stephany
    Jul 26, 2009

    This is a fantastic recipe...I've passed it along to many friends and family members. I cook my hot peppers (I use jalapenos because I grow them in my garden and have them on hand) with the vegetables, but pull them out before running the mixture through a food mill. Instead of refrigerating or freezing, I can my juice. I omit the salt and add 1 tsp. canning salt to each quart jar before pouring in the juice. It turns out delicious! Great over ice, made into a Bloody Mary, or in my favorite chili recipe! Thanks for a keeper of a recipe!!!