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Homemade Tomato Paste

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Tomato-Paste1There have been times were I am in need of a good tomato paste.  The deep rich concentrated flavor of tomato that takes a recipe from zip to zing!  When one of my raw food dishes requires tomato, I use either fresh tomatoes and sometime I rely on sun-dried tomatoes.  But even with those, sometimes I am missing that…. zing, zip, tang, pow!  Until now, I just considered myself sort-of-out-of-luck.  I had used tomato powder many years ago when I stumbled upon it at a health food store but soon forgot about it because it wasn’t something that I could readily get my hands on.   On-line, I have found my answer for creating a rich tomato paste… tomato powder.  I provided a link below in the ingredient list on the one that I use.

Tomato powder contains a natural antioxidant called lycopene, which has been shown to be protective against several age-related diseases such as colorectal, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers, as well as some cardiovascular diseases.   It is also a very good source of dietary fiber, which has also been shown to reduce “bad” cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar levels.   These are good things know as you go to make up a yummy batch of rich tomato paste!

Ingredients:  yields roughly 7 oz

Preparation:

  1. Place the tomato powder and water in a small bowl and whisk together with a fork making sure that you work out all lumps.
  2. Store in fridge for up to 1 week.
  3. For an idea on how to use tomato paste.  Check out my Raw Russian Salad Dressing recipe.

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6 thoughts on “Homemade Tomato Paste

  1. Christine says:

    Add some raw apple cider vinegar and raw honey and you’ve got raw ketchup! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. maralyn says:

    cant you dehydrate your own tomatoes and make powder

  3. Mary says:

    Would this still be raw? How’s is the powder different from the dried other than the obvious.
    Love your recipes. . Have made lots, hooked on your cheeses at the moment. Lol.. but looking for dressings.. you are a godsend For me, and I also do the dip (of the fork that is) he he
    thanks for sharing EVERYTHING. MARY

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Mary. If the tomato powder is raw… well then yes. :) You can make your own with dried tomatoes if you wanted to. Happy to hear that you are hooked on healthy foods! hehe Blessings, amie sue

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