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Vodka-Spiked Tomatoes with Lemon Salt

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.

Health MARCH 2012

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 8 tomatoes)

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 59
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 496mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg
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