Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Smoothie
1 med. ripe but firm tomato, cut into chunks
1 1/2 C. tomato juice, well chilled
1 C. cucumber (peeled, seeded and cut into chunks)
1 sm. clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp. jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (or to taste)
1/4 tsp. ground cumin, or to taste
2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
4 ice cubes
Combine tomatoes, tomato juice, cucumber, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, lime juice and ice cubes in the jar of a blender. Process until mixture is pureed and smooth.
Divide mixture between 2 tall tumblers. If desired, garnish tumblers with lime wedges, cherry tomatoes and/or cucumber spears.
Pairs Well With
This smooth is rich in antioxidants and is sure to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. For an extra special smoothie pluck a tomato and/or cucumber from your own garden.