• Servings 4 cups plus
  • Prep 30 min
  • Cook 20 min
  • Cuisine
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Homemade Tomato Paste


  • 5 lbs chopped ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Add tomatoes to a pot and using medium- high heat cook until they reduce and release their juices. About 10 minutes.
  • Strain the tomatoes, removing any skin and seeds.
  • Return juice and pulp to the pot along with the olive oil and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat until mixture reduces into a thick paste.
  • Let cool then transfer to a jar with a lid, then top with a thin film of olive oil.
  • Cover and refrigerate. Will keep for up to 3 months.

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