Did you ever drink vegetable or tomato juice as a kid? Well, I did. It was super red in colour and very salty. I don’t buy the store version, I’m not sure if anyone does—there’s way too many preservatives. And, I can understand why, they need to be added to preserve the juice. Thing is, vegetables are supposed to be consumed fresh not in a plastic bottle or can.
My Tomato Vegetable Squeeze Juice is very different from the store bought version. It’s not bright red and I’m super ok with that. It’s homemade and I know exactly what’s in it.
It’s a great juice to make when you have extra fresh vegetables on hand.
A lot of my recipes are very flexible in terms of ingredients. To help guide you, I will always suggest some, but feel free to put your own twist on your creations.Print
Do you like pressed juice but don’t have a fancy juicer? No worries—I don’t have one either! With the help of a nut mesh bag you can create a quick-pressed juice in just a few minutes. This drink is refreshing, nutritious and delicious!
- 1 large tomato or 1 cup of small grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1 large carrot
- 1 tbsp fresh fennel
- 1 tsp fresh turmeric
- 1/2 tsp fresh basil
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 1/2 large English cucumber
- Dash Himalayan salt
- Dash pepper
- 1/2 cup filtered water (optional)
- Purée all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Pour purée into the mesh bag over a large bowl.
- Squeeze all liquid through mesh bag into the bowl.
- With a soup ladle, scoop out the juice from the bowl into your favourite glass and enjoy!
If your blender is not very powerful, adding some water will help purée the vegetables.
Best enjoyed right away but will keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
Just give it a quick stir or shake and enjoy.
You can find nut mesh bags at your nearest health food store.
I recently visited SunTech Greenhouses in Manotick, Ontario to buy fresh produce for some recipes I was working on. If you haven’t been there yet, it’s worth the trip if you are from the Ottawa area. Next time I go, I’ll bring my kids and get a tour.
In the weeks to come, I will be posting a lot of new recipes likes my Roasted Dipping & Pizza Sauce, soups, muffins, etc. made from the vegetables I bought at SunTech. I didn’t realize they also grew eggplants, peppers, cucumbers, string beans, etc. I left there with a huge case of fresh produce. I was a very happy girl!