Sweet Tomato Paste

Sweet Tomato Paste Recipe

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This sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 3 - 4 weeks.

Temperature shown is for a fan-forced oven. If you are using a conventional oven, the rule of thumb is to add 20°C to the recommended temperature.


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1 batch
15 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


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    3 kilo tomato, wash and cut up
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    1/4 cup olive oil
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    1 1/2 tbsp coarse sea salt + 1/2 tbsp
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    1 tbsp white sugar + 1/2 tbsp
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    1 tbsp olive oil
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    1/4 tbsp fresh ground black pepper

How to Make Sweet Tomato Paste


  1. To make tomato paste wash and coarsely chop 3 kilos tomatoes; remove seeds and all liquid.
  2. Add olive oil to a large pan, then add the tomato, 1 1/2 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp sugar and cook for 15 minutes, then cool.
  3. Once cooled pour the tomato mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.

    Now pour the tomato mixture into a large greased pan and add the rest of the salt and sugar.
  4. Bake in a hot oven (fan 250) for 1 1/2 hours until mixture thickens, has darkened in color and has reduced by half.
  5. Taste and see if it needs more salt, if it does add more salt, then pour into a sterilized jar and top with olive oil and black pepper.

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About Sweet Tomato Paste

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mediterranean

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