Tomato Granita Sunshine

Create a vibrant and delicious dinner party starter

Light, summery and delicious, this tomato granita packs a lot of sweetness and vivid flavors. This unusual treat is the one you would make if you needed a flipping good entremet at a fancy barbecue party!

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Ingredients list for the tomato granita

Servings: 6

  • 2 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 8 medium), cored, seeded, chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sufgar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 6 tablespoons vodka (optional)
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish
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Directions

1. Dissolve sugar in water in a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, then allow the syrup to cool down for a few minutes. Meanwhile, puree the tomato flesh in a blender.

2. Combine syrup and tomato with lime juice until smooth. Transfer to a 11x7x2-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Freeze until starting to set around the edges, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Continue to freeze, without stirring, until firm, about 2 more hours. Cover and keep frozen until serving.

3. Remove granita from freezer; let stand until soft enough to scrape with a fork, 20 to 30 minutes. Using the fork, scrape the tomato granita and divide among 6 glasses or ramekins. Garnish with basil leaves and add a drizzle of vodka on top (optional).

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