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.
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
How to Make It
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.
In a shallow dish, whisk together vodka, lemon juice, and sugar. Toss with tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate (30-60 minutes).
Stir together last 3 ingredients; sprinkle tomatoes with lemon salt and serve.