Thermobexta’s Tomato Paste (concentrate)

Tomato pasteThis recipe also appears in my cookbook, Thermobexta Main Meals Made Easy, which you can check out here

Buying tomatoes in bulk saves so much money when you use them to stock up on basics such as this tomato paste.  My local fruit and veg shop sells 10kg boxes very cheaply.  I have also bought bulk boxes from my local farmers market.

I originally put the recipe up for this on the Thermomix Recipe Community early this year, but this version is slightly different, as I have found it doesn’t need the sugar I put in the original version.

1500g tomatoes, quartered
20g macadamia oil (or EVOO if nut free is required)
10g Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
2 bay leaves
Good sized handful of parsley

1. Place all ingredients into bowl. Process for 10 seconds/speed 8/MC on.

2. Cook for 45 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC off, with basket on top of lid to catch any splatters.

3. Scrape down sides of the bowl then blitz for 1 minute/speed 9/MC on.

4. Cook for a further 10-15 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC off, basket on lid, until mixture is thick and concentrated.

5. Scoop tablespoons of the paste into ice cube trays and freeze then use as needed. When frozen, pop cubes out and store in a zip lock bag ready for use as needed.

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56 thoughts on “Thermobexta’s Tomato Paste (concentrate)

  1. Such a great recipe. It tastes divine!! It’s hard to decide whether to make this or your tomato ketchup with my abundance of tomatoes! 😀

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  2. Great recipe! And thank you so much for the suggestion to freeze into ice cubes trays, what an awesome life hack! I now have a container of individual tablespoon sized serves ready to go when I need them! 🙂

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  3. A wonderful, easy, tasty recipe! My daughter tasted it and has demanded to have it on pasta for dinner 😀 I mixed it up with the herbs a bit – one batch had a few sprigs of oregano and the second batch had a handful of basil.

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  4. This has so much flavour, can’t wait to add it to my next meatza, parma or any dish come to that. Loved the idea to freeze in ice cube trays, so much easier to store in the freezer.

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  5. How many tablespoons or ice cubes does this make. I did 2/3s of the recipe and got 7 tablespoons so is about 10 normal for the recipe? Thanks

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    1. No it makes more than that. I generally make it when I have a box of tomatoes and make batch after batch – the last two batches I made filled a 1 litre jug (combined)

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      1. I’ve actually made this from your recipe in the recipe community before I found your website/FB page and I’ve stored it in sterilized jars. Once opened, I’ve kept it in the fridge. I’m just about to make another batch.

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      2. If putting into jars it Must be canned correctly and water bathed. Please don’t risk botulism. It’s deadly.

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  6. Great recipe thanks. Also originally found and made from recipe community, thanks for tip mentioning updated version.

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