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Homemade tomato paste

  • 1 Serves
  • 30 minutes
  • 120 minutes

Make the most of any extra tomatoes, and store as frozen cubes for up to 12 months. Tomato paste is a great addition of flavour for many recipes.



4kg ripe tomatoes
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 bay leaves


  1. Preheat the grill in the oven.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half and grill cut side down for 5-10 min.
  3. Remove from oven, peel the tomato once cool enough to handle and discard the seeds
  4. Blend the tomato to a puree.
  5. Heat a large pot over medium-low heat, add the olive oil, tomato puree and bay leaves.
  6. Cook and stir often, until it becomes a paste. Discard bay leaves and leave the paste to cool.
  7. Freeze it in an ice cube tray for easy portioning.


Makes: 1 cup

Nutrition per serve:

  • Energy 4016kJ/ 960Cal
  • Fat total 36g
  • Saturated fat 5.1g
  • Protein 35.2g
  • Carbohydrate 155.6g
  • Fibre 48g
  • Sodium 195mg

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