You’ve had your fill of caprese salads, fresh marinara sauce and BLTs. Now what do you do with a garden full of nearly bursting, ultra-juicy tomatoes? You make tomato water. The distilled essence of tomato’s vibrant goodness, tomato water is easy to make and incredibly useful.
To make tomato water, line a large colander with cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. Chop super-ripe tomatoes, toss them with a little salt, then set them in the cloth-lined colander. Cover the colander with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. What’s left in the bowl is the sweetest concentration of tomatoey deliciousness you’ll ever taste. Here, six ways to use tomato water.
1. Tomato Water Bloody Marys
Bloody Marys can be filling, but using fresh tomato water makes them especially light and refreshing.