Homemade Tomato Juice

"Here's the recipe for a flavor-filled tomato juice that is not ho-hum!"
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Ready In:
2 quarts




  • Combine first 6 ingredients into Dutch oven, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Put vegetable mixture through a food mill or sieve.
  • Stir in salt, paprika and sugar.
  • Chill thoroughly.
  • Serve over ice if desired.

Questions & Replies

  1. Im wanting a recipe that leaves out the canned or hot water bath is there such a thing?


  1. This had to be THE best tomato juice I have ever had! The celery was the perfect touch and I loved the paprika! Thanks for sharing this recipe Renegade!
  2. I love this Tomato Juice. I will be making this again. We really liked this a lot.
  3. I made this today and I must say it was outstanding! Surprisingly, the bay leaf really added a nice, new taste. It only made 1 qt. but I used about 16 smaller tomatoes from our garden. I suspect this was why it only made 1 Qt. Otherwise, soooo much better than any other tomato juice I have ever tried. My first use was in a bloddy mary and it was outstanding!
  4. Five Star Recipe! Delicious and easy to make. I used my Vita-Mixer instead of the food mill and left skins and fiber. I like this tomato juice better than any commercial juice I have ever bought. Most have way too much salt and basically no fiber. Thanks for posting.
  5. mine turned out wonderful... had to guess on the amount of tomatoes as I used cherry tomatoes and some plum tomatoes...(mostly cherry) I was very very happy with the results from this recipe was unsure how using cherry tomatoes would turn out but it worked fine..very yummy I didnot have a bay leaf..but other than that did exactly as posted.. my guessing must of been pretty close as I got 2 quarts and a little more than a pint...wonderful recipe..will make again with "regular" tomatoes but it is also nice to know that cherry work in this recipe also


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