Tomato Blush

Tomato Blush


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About this recipe: Mango and not too sweet tomatoes in a refreshing drink that makes a great non-alcoholic cocktail. Great any time of the day!

Norma MacMillan

Serves: 4 

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 500 g tomatoes, skinned, halved and seeded
  • 600 g watermelon, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • To serve
  • ice
  • orange and lime slices
  • borage or sage flowers (optional)

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Peel the skin off the mango, then cut the flesh away from the flat central stone. Coarsely chop the flesh.
  2. Put the chopped mango, tomatoes, watermelon, and orange and lime zest and juice in a food processor or blender and purée until smooth. Depending on the capacity of your blender, you may have to do this in 2 batches.
  3. Half fill 4 large tumblers with ice and pour over the tomato and citrus blush. Garnish with orange and lime slices and borage or sage flowers, if available. Serve immediately.

Some more ideas

For a summer starter, serve the drink in bowls as a cold soup. Omit the ice cubes and orange and lemon slices, and swirl in a little plain curd.* To make a gazpacho quencher, skin, seed and roughly chop 250 g tomatoes. Roughly chop a 5 cm (2 in) piece of cucumber, 1 celery stick, 2 spring onions and 1 garlic clove. Purée the chopped ingredients with 200 g tomato paste. Stir in 2 tsp balsamic vinegar and 250 ml still mineral water. Half fill 4 tall tumblers with ice and pour in the drink. Serve with long thin celery sticks, for stirring, and top with a sprinkling of chopped spring onions and diced tomato.

Plus points

Tomatoes, ripe mangoes and watermelon all provide vitamin C, an important nutrient for maintaining immunity and promoting healthy skin. * Mango also provides beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. The beta-carotene content increases as the fruit ripens and its colour darkens. Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin and good vision, especially in dim light.

Each serving provides

C * A, B6, E * B1, folate, copper, iron, potassium

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