Tomatoes contain lycopene, a strong antioxidant touted as a cancer fighter. They’re also rich in vitamin C and contain appreciable amounts of vitamins A and B, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. Research shows that daily servings of tomato paste will keep us heart-healthy. Here’s a good start toward that goal.
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Mealbreakfast, brunch, dinner, lunch
Taste and Texturecreamy, herby
Type of Dishnon-alcoholic beverage
- ½ cup (4 oz.) buttermilk
- ½ cup (4 oz.) tomato juice
- ½ cup silken tofu
- 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill or tarragon, or ¼ tsp. dried dill weed or tarragon
- Dash of Tabasco sauce (optional)
- 3 ice cubes, coarsely crushed
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine all ingredients except salt and pepper in a blender. Cover and process at medium speed until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour into a tall glass.
2002 Sharon Tyler Herbst