Tomatoes are originally from present-day Latin America, although they have become a universal culinary ingredient. With the arrival of the Spaniards, this fruit– used as a vegetable– slowly became known little by little in other parts of the world. Now, who could imagine a pizza, a plate of pasta, or any salad without a tomato? Or how about your hamburger and French fries without ketchup?
Interestingly, even though I’m Peruvian, it’s been in New York where I have learned to appreciate tomatoes in all their splendor when in season. To pass through any farmer’s market or mercado during the summer is a unique experience; what with all the shapes and colors of the tomatoes that sometimes look on the verge of exploding! Juicy, full of sabor, beautiful to the eye… this is the perfect moment to enjoy them in every way possible, and this juice recipe is a refreshing way to do it.