Tomato Paste

Number of Servings: 1 (64 g)
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 8 Minutes (Simmer Time: 2 Hours)

Tomato paste is an important part of the flavor profile for many tomato-rich dishes. Making it from scratch gives you the power to control the flavors and the amount of salt. For the best results, use very ripe tomatoes and patience. Reducing tomatoes takes time and attention to keep them from burning, but the results are well worth the effort.


  • 1/2 head garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • pinch salt
  • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Puree garlic and onion in a food processor and set aside.
  2. Core, chop and puree tomatoes to liquid in a food processor.
  3. Warm the oil in a heavy pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until very soft. Add salt.
  4. Strain the tomato puree to remove seeds and skins, if desired. Add tomatoes to pot, turn heat to high and bring to a boil.
  5. When mixture boils, reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring more frequently as the liquid becomes more reduced.
  6. When mix comes together like a dough and is able to slide around the pot in one contiguous mass, remove from heat and allow to cool. Freeze excess for future use.

Nutrition Facts

24 servings per container

Serving Size 64 g

Amount per serving
Calories 35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 7.7mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 0%
Potassium 145mg 4%
Vitamin A 23.6mcg 2%
Vitamin C 8.3mg 8%
Vitamin E 0.6mg 6%
Vitamin K 5.9mcg 6%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0mg 0%
Niacin 0.4mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 9.4mcg 2%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 2.4mcg 6%
Chloride 35.2mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.1mg 0%
Phosphorus 15.7mg 2%
Iodine 0.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 6.8mg 2%
Zinc 0.1mg 0%
Selenium 0.1mcg 0%
Copper 0mg 0%
Manganese 0.1mg 4%
Chromium 0.4mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.1mcg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Tomatoes, Onion, Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt.

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