Vodka-Spiked Tomatoes with Lemon Salt

vodka-tomatoes-lemon-salt Photo: Andrew McCaul


  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest


1. Using a sharp knife, score bottom of each tomato with an X; transfer to a bowl. Bring a kettle of water to a boil; pour water over tomatoes. Let stand 30 seconds; drain tomatoes and run under cold water. Cool. Peel tomatoes.

2. In a shallow dish, whisk together vodka, lemon juice, and sugar. Toss with tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate (30-60 minutes).

3. Stir together last 3 ingredients; sprinkle tomatoes with lemon salt and serve.

    Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 1 minute.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 8 tomatoes)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 59
Fat per serving: 0.3g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.1g
Protein per serving: 1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 6g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 496mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

Good to Know

Red produce—like tomatoes—contains cancer-fighting lycopene and anthocyanins, which may also lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.