Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Carrot Tomato Cooler

I love tomatoes and try to incorporate as many of these in my daily cooking in several forms like rice, soups, pasta sauces, juices, pickles or chutneys, etc. Recently I came across a cooling Carrot Tomato juice in Kaveri's blog -with whom I am paired with this BlogHop Wednesdays , an event by Radhika- and it was quick and easy. This was also perfect for the rising heat these days in Bangalore. 

Tomato: 5
Carrot: 3
Ginger: a medium size piece

Honey: around 2-3 tsp
Lemon Juice: 2 tsp +/-
Salt : a pinch
Pepper: as per taste

Blend together the carrot, tomato and ginger adding little water if needed to get a fine paste. Strain the paste and mix in honey,salt,pepper and lemon juice -as per taste.

Pour into glasses and serve garnished with mint sprigs.

Simple yet warm I must say about this cooler. I actually added more pepper and required salt to get a warm drink perfect for all seasons.


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