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A glass of tomato juice on a wood table with dried limes and holiday lights in the background

How to Make Tomato Juice

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Juice


How to make tomato juice! It is easy and gives you control over the amount of salt in your healthy beverage. This is a simple recipe that tastes great.


  • 3 Pounds fresh tomatoes (beefsteak, big boy, or other large varieties)
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Heat large pot of water to boiling
  2. Add water and ice to large bowl
  3. Prepare two other bowls. One that has a fine strainer placed on top and another for placing tomato flesh.
  4. Place tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds
  5. Remove and put directly into ice water to prevent further cooking
  6. Remove skins from tomatoes and discard
  7. Core tomatoes
  8. Cut each tomato into 6 wedges
  9. Remove the seeds from each wedge and place in the strainer and put rest into the other bowl
  10. Once all seeds are in the strainer, use a large spoon to gently press seed to get as much liquid into the bowl as possible.
  11. Discard seeds
  12. Add all tomato items (minus seeds or skin) and salt to a medium pot and bring to simmer.
  13. Simmer for 15 minutes
  14. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes
  15. Add to blend and blend on high setting until liquified
  16. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Use within one week.