Tomato Juice

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 quart

    of whole tomatoes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

For making your own thick, flavorful tomato juice, try to find (or grow) Italian-type pear or plum tomatoes. These are fleshy and contain few seeds and little surplus moisture. Other types of tomatoes (salad or slicing tomatoes) can be used, but their juice tends to be thinner.

This recipe, and the recipe for Tomato Cocktail following, are for the height of the tomato season, late summer or early fall, when (if) you can get fully vine-ripened tomat