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Easy Homemade Tomato Paste


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Homemade Tomato Paste - The Basics
Easy Homemade Tomato Paste

Tomato Paste

Photo © Molly Watson

Homemade tomato paste - or if you're feeling fancy you can call it tomato conserva - is remarkable. It is thick and sticky and gooey and sweet and transmits complete tomato essence to whatever you add it to. Plus, it's a great way to store a haul of tomatoes in a compact, useful fashion.

To make tomato paste you'll need:

  • 5 pounds of tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 to 1 cup good quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • Large pot
  • Food mill or large sieve
  • Large rimmed baking pan
  • Container(s) for the paste (2 or 3 half-pint jars with lids are perfect)

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