Fresh Tomato Vegetable Juice is a healthy and tasty beverage that is the perfect way to use up extra tomatoes and veggies from the garden. Serve it chilled or over ice for a refreshing and nutritious drink.

Large handled mason jar with tomato juice that has two straws and a celery stalk.

Tomato juice is a savory juice that is full of fresh flavors.

Buying it at the store means watching out for questionable ingredients, added sugars, and heat processing. Learn how to make your own tomato juice that has a great taste and is a refreshing drink.

This juice uses your freshest garden tomatoes and requires no cooking!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Tomatoes are often in abundance in the backyard garden, and this is Tomato Juice Recipe is a perfect way to use them up.
  • Making your own juice is easy, delicious, and nutritious. You can use a blender, juicer, food processor, or food mill.
  • Juicing is a great way to add nutrients to your daily diet.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients to make tomato juice on a white surface.

Tomatoes contain antioxidants and lycopene and are the main ingredient of this fresh juice. You can use plum tomatoes or really any type that you like. Did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit and not a vegetable?

Carrots add a natural sweetness when juiced. I think the carrots help balance the tomato juice taste, along with the other ingredients.

Celery contains fiber and is hydrating and helps balance the flavors of this homemade tomato juice recipe.

A pinch of salt brings out the best flavors. Feel free to add some black pepper or cayenne pepper if you wish!

Hot sauce makes this a really fun drink! Definitely give it a try, or leave it out if you don’t like spicy foods.

Recipe Steps

Process collage to chop and blend Tomato Juice.

Step One

Wash and chop your veggies so they fit in the blender or juicer.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Add all ingredients to your chosen machine, adding water if using a blender.

Step Three

Blend until smooth or run through the juicer per directions.

Step Four

Strain through a nut milk bag, chill, and serve!

pouring two glasses of tomato juice.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Fresh juice is best served right after it’s made. But, it can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Try to use ripe tomatoes for this recipe for the most flavor.
  • If you don’t want any spiciness to the flavor of your juice, leave out the hot sauce.
  • This recipe is very versatile! You can adjust or adapt the types of vegetables that you blend with the tomatoes. Feel free to use additional ingredients such as flat-leaf parsley, cilantro, beets, and even an apple or orange juice to add additional sweetness.
tomato juice recipe served with a stalk of celery and ice cubes.

Recipe FAQs

How sweet is this juice?

Carrots have a natural sweetness, making them the perfect addition to the juice. If you are looking for an extra sweetness, try adding your favorite apple variety.

What does this juice taste like?

I love using the ripe, fresh tomatoes, and select varieties I would also eat out of hand. They really are the star here! This tomato juice tastes a lot like a fresh ripe tomato. You can add spiciness with some hot sauce, or anything else you’d like. It can even taste like a Bloody Mary.

Can this tomato juice be canned?

This recipe is meant to be consumed fresh and not canned. This recipe differs from a traditional tomato juice or tomato sauce recipe that is used for cooking like in soups and stews.

I suppose you could can this recipe if you really wanted to, but that’s not how the recipe was developed. For home canning, you’ll have to follow all the proper procedures including using a hot water bath, quart jars, and maybe even some citric acid. I am not a canning expert!

Do raw tomatoes have health benefits?

Most research shows that cooked tomatoes have more health benefits than raw tomatoes, but raw tomatoes are incredibly healthy too! They are a nice source of fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium.

Top view of two glasses of tomato juice with celery stalks.

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Two tall glasses of tomato juice, each with a stalk of celery.

Tomato Juice Recipe (No Cook)

Fresh Tomato Vegetable Juice is a healthy and tasty beverage that is the perfect way to use up extra tomatoes and veggies from the garden. Serve it chilled or over ice for a refreshing and nutritious drink.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 6 medium tomatoes, cored and quartered
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water (if using a blender)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or your favorite hot sauce (optional)
  • Ice cubes (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. Cut the produce into large pieces that will fit through the feeding tube of a juicer. If you will be using a blender to make your juice, then cut your produce into smaller pieces than if you are using a juicer.
  2. If you are using a juicer, then run the pieces through the juicer. Collect the juice and stir in the salt and Tabasco sauce. Chill or serve right away (I like it best served cold over ice cubes).
  3. If you are using a food processor or blender, add the tomatoes, celery, and carrots to the base. Add ¾ cup of water. Blend or process on high for 20-30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Then, pour the blended juice through a nut milk bag, squeezing it from the top down to drain the juice into a pitcher. Alternatively, you can pour the blended mixture through a fine mesh sieve, using a spatula to gently push the liquid through the sieve. Discard the collected pulp, or save it and use it for another purpose.
  5. Stir in the salt and Tabasco sauce (optional) into the tomato juice. Chill the juice before serving, or serve it right away over ice cubes.

Notes

  1. Fresh juice is best served right after it’s made. But, it can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  2. Try to use ripe tomatoes for this recipe for the most flavor.
  3. If you don’t want any spiciness to the flavor of your juice, leave out the hot sauce.
  4. This recipe is very versatile! You can adjust or adapt the types of vegetables that you blend with the tomatoes. Feel free to use additional ingredients such as flat-leaf parsley, cilantro, beets, and even an apple to add additional sweetness.

Keywords: tomato juice, carrot juice, blender juice

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