Virgin Garden-Fresh Bloody Mary

Virgin Garden-Fresh Bloody Mary

Make this zesty garden-fresh drink when summer tomatoes and peppers are at their peak.

From EatingWell: July/August 2009
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 1/4 hours (includes 2 hours chilling time)

Ingredients

  1. 3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
  2. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  3. 2 jalapeños, stemmed and seeded
  4. 2-3 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  5. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  6. 1 teaspoon sugar
  7. 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  9. 4 caperberries, (see Shopping Tip) or large green olives for garnish
  10. 4 pickled dilly beans, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Puree tomatoes in a blender with lemon juice, jalapeños, horseradish to taste, Worcestershire, sugar, celery salt and pepper, scraping down the sides as necessary. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Spear caperberries (or olives) and dilly beans on toothpicks to garnish the drinks.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 38 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 154 mg sodium; 375 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (45% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable