Ways to Make Tomato Juice Taste Better

by Esperance Barretto

Although it's quite healthy, it's not necessarily easy to know how to make tomato juice taste good. To do so, choose from different herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits to combat the mildly bitter taste of tomato juice and enhance its flavor. Whether you have prepared tomato juice at home or purchased it from the store, you can combine a range of preparation techniques and add flavor-enhancing ingredients to improve its taste.

Tips

  • Making tomato juice taste better might simply be a matter of making your own fresh juice, rather than buying a can or bottle. In a pot, cook down tomatoes, celery, onion, sugar, salt, pepper and tabasco sauce, and then strain it through a food mill or sieve. Chill before serving.

Step 1

Sweeten tomato juice with sugar if you prefer a sweeter juice, though it naturally contains sugar. If you'd rather skip the sugar, you can sweeten the drink with an artificial sweetener, such as aspartame or stevia.

Step 2

Combine sauces such as Worcestershire, Tabasco or any hot sauce of your choice with prepared tomato juice. After all, hot sauces liven up tomato juice with a spicy kick. Use approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of sauce for every liter of tomato juice. You could also use red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to give it a little pizazz.

Step 3

Add the juice of other fruits to enhance the taste and nutritional content of tomato juice. Mix apple, carrot or grape juice into prepared tomato juice. Use 1/4 cup of fruit juice for every cup of tomato juice you use.

Step 4

Add non-spicy herb and spice powders to flavor tomato juice with a savory taste. Mix in a pinch of ground salt, pepper, cumin, coriander or chili, or any other spice of your choice.

Step 5

Add vegetables such as celery and onion while preparing tomato juice for a filling and flavorful drink. Chop a handful of celery stalks and one onion along with the tomatoes. Parboil in a saucepan with a little water on medium heat. Discard the water and juice the parboiled vegetables in a blender for three minutes. Strain the juice through a kitchen strainer to extract any seeds, peeling and large bits of vegetable. Chill the strained juice in the refrigerator before serving.

Tips

  • Not sure how to serve tomato juice? Chill the glass in which you plan to serve the tomato juice. Slice a lemon in half and place a wedge on the glass before serving the juice.