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.

Recipe by Health March 2012


Credit: Andrew McCaul

Recipe Summary

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 8 tomatoes)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; fat 0.3g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 6g; fiber 1g; sodium 496mg.