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How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?

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author image Beth Rifkin
Based in San Francisco, Beth Rifkin has been writing health- and fitness-related articles since 2005. Her bylines include "Tennis Life," "Ms. Fitness," "Triathlon Magazine," "Inside Tennis," "American Fitness" and others. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.
How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Though tomatoes are members of the fruit family, they are most often considered to be and served as vegetables. In fact, they are the most popular vegetable in the United States. Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants and nutrients, including potassium, folate, iron, vitamin C and vitamin A. Extremely versatile, these fruits can be prepared and consumed in a number of different ways, including juiced. When prepared properly, juiced tomatoes can be made into a delicious and nutritious drink.

Step 1

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Wash and remove the seeds from 3 cups tomatoes, or approximately six medium to large tomatoes.

Step 2

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Chop the tomatoes into small- to medium-sized pieces.

Step 3

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Wash and remove the ends and leaves from three celery stalks

Step 4

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Plug your juicer in and turn it on. Allow it run for about 10 seconds before using, as is the requirement of most juicers.

Step 5

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Place the tomatoes into the shoot of your juicer, one by one, and lower the plunger after each tomato to push it all the way through.

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Step 6

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Juice the celery stalks the same way as the tomato; place the celery into the shoot of your juicer, one by one, lowering the plunger after each stalk.

Step 7

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Collect the juice in the container provided by your juicer or by placing a large glass under the spout.

Step 8

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Pour the collected juice into a pitcher. Most juicers have a pulp collector, which allows you to easily discard it if you choose. Turn your juicer off after you collect the juice and before you begin to disassemble it to clean or collect the pulp.

Step 9

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Stir two to four drops of tabasco sauce, 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp. black pepper into the pitcher with the juice.

Step 10

How Do I Make Homemade Tomato Juice Using a Juicer?
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Chill the juice in the refrigerator for two to three hours before drinking.

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