Published Jun 19th
Prep 10m Cook - Additional 1h Ready In 1h 10m
Servings 6 servings Calories 40.6

Delicious tomato juice for a fraction of the cost of store-purchased. Adjust lemon, salt, and sugar to taste. Almost 7 cups of juice for about $1.00! I prefer the natural tomato paste.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 cups water, more if needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Blend 2 cups water, tomato paste, lemon juice, sugar, and salt together in a blender until smooth; pour into a 1/2 gallon container. Stir 3 cups water into mixture. Refrigerate until thickened, about 1 hour. Add 1 more cup water if juice is too thick.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 40.6
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Sodium 617.4 mg
  • Sugar 7.7 g


  1. I made this recipe without sugar or salt. I used 1 16 oz can of tomato paste, 1 tbsp Trader Joe 21 Seasoning Salute, 1 tbsp of Goya Sazonador Total, 1 tsp of Goya Adobo, 1/4 tsp Sazon. 8 cups of water, 1/2 tsp. lemon. I used the Goya products due their sodium content. It' - Read more ...
  2. Thank you for the recipe! I made it without the lemon juice. It's not listed on that famous "C" label juice. Used 2 cups of water, 3/8 tsp sugar and 3/4 tsp salt in my stand mixer with 1 beater and the small bowl. Chilled it and the juice was the thickness I used to - Read more ...
  3. When I developed this recipe, tomato paste was much thicker. I would now recommend cutting the water down by one full cup.
  4. I really like this recipe.. One thing I did a bit different.. Instead of adding 1 teaspoon of salt I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt.. It's a nice addition to the juice
  5. Taste just like the famous brand that everybody knows. The only thing I did different was that I doubled the batch. Just used one 12 oz can of the paste and I eyeballed the sugar don't like sweetness in this and just used 4 cups of water and added the salt little at a time - Read more ...
  6. Quick and easy, and a great way to make tomato juice when you don't have any of the "real" thing on hand! I don't tend to keep tomato juice in the pantry, but always have tomato paste. This was very flavorful, and I'm looking forward to experimenting with different brands of tomato paste, including those - Read more ...
  7. I used home grown tomatoes delicious. Easy on the salt
  8. I don't even like tomato juice but I found this delicious when I made it today.
  9. This one surprised the heck out of me. It really does make a nice tomato juice cocktail. For our taste preference, I'll probably cut back a little on the sugar the next time, just a bit sweet for us. I always have tomato paste on hand, so I doubt that I'll buy V-8 again, as - Read more ...

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