Tomato Paste

Here’s a staple recipe to have on hand. Tomato paste can be the base for many curries or sauces.

Tomato Paste (two ways)

Ingredients

1.5kg ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon of honey/coconut sugar
I teaspoon of rock salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 bay leaves

  1. Place the tomatoes into the TM bowl.
  2. Remove the MC and cover lid with TM basket to release steam.
  3. Chop for 10-20 seconds on speed 6.
  4. Add salt, honey, oil and bay leaves.
  5. Cook for 40 minutes/Varoma/speed 1.
  6. Turn speed slowly up to 6, then build up to 9, to blend it.
  7. Scrape down the sides, then cook for another 40 minutes/Varoma/speed 1
  8. Check for preferred consistency.
  9. Repeat steps 5 and 6 if too much liquid.
  10. Store in sterilised jar

OR

2 – 2.5 kilos tomatoes

  1. Core the tomatoes and slice .5cm thickness.
  2. Lay them on a tray and bake on the lowest setting for 5-6hrs.
  3. You don’t want them to be completely dried out, they need a small amount of moisture.
  4. Once oven dried, place them in a Thermomix/food processor/blender and blitz.
  5. You may need to add a small amount of water if too dry.

Many of the options available on the shelf at your local supermarket are full of sugars, colourings, additives, and preservatives.

Posted by Evolved Nutrition and Naturopathy

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