Vodka-Spiked Tomatoes with Lemon Salt

Photo: Andrew McCaul
Enjoy the refreshing flavor of Vodka-Spiked Tomatoes with Lemon Salt--a perfect summer side for a hot day. By using red produce, like cherry tomatoes, you may be lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke because of the cancer-fighting lycopene and anthocyanin contained in them. Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 1 minute.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 8 tomatoes)

Nutritional Information

Calories 59
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 496 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg

Ingredients

1 pound cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup vodka
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Preparation

1. Using a sharp knife, score bottom of each tomato with an X; transfer to a bowl. Bring a kettle of water to a boil; pour water over tomatoes. Let stand 30 seconds; drain tomatoes and run under cold water. Cool. Peel tomatoes.

2. In a shallow dish, whisk together vodka, lemon juice, and sugar. Toss with tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate (30-60 minutes).

3. Stir together last 3 ingredients; sprinkle tomatoes with lemon salt and serve.