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spiced smoked tomato cubes

Smoked Tomato Cubes for Michelada or Bloody Mary

  • Author: Jess Pryles



2lb tomatoes

2 tbsp olive oil

2 sprigs rosemary

24 cloves garlic

3 limes (juice only)

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon celery salt

1 teaspoon chipotle powder

salt to taste


  1. Heat a smoker to between 250 and 275f.
  2. If using Roma tomatoes, halve them. If using larger tomatoes, cut into quarters. Toss the pieces in the olive oil and place in a heat-proof pan. (I use disposable foil pans for easy cleanup).
  3. Peel and add the garlic cloves to the pan, then place the Rosemary sprigs on top. Sprinkle a little salt over the tomatoes. Place into the smoker to cook for 3-4 hours, until the tomatoes have deepened in color and softened completely.
  4. Once the tomatoes have cooled slightly, peel the skin away and discard. Also discard the rosemary and garlic.
  5. Place the tomatoes into a blender (or use a stick blender). Add the lime juice, water, garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt and chipotle powder. Blend until smooth.
  6. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
  7. Pour the finished smoked puree into an ice cube tray, then place into the freezer to set. Use as required.