Friday, August 3, 2012

Thermomix - Tomato Paste

Just another reason why I LOVE my Thermomix. We have a bountiful crop of Tomatoes at the moment. We usually bottle Tomato relish or freeze Tomato sauce for pastas.

This crop I was looking to do something different so I stumbled across this recipe for Tomato Paste from the Recipe Community found here, it is seriously soo easy to do whether you have a Thermomix or not.

I put the whole harvest which was about 1.2kg in the Thermomix bowl - I squished the lid on and chopped for 10-30 seconds on speed 6.
(If you have more tomatoes than this it's a good idea to chop them in batches so you don't overload your precious Thermomix)

Add 1 tbspn sugar, 1 tbspn cold pressed olive oil, 2 bay leaves, whatever herbs you have on hand (I popped in a handful of parsley and basil) and 1 tspn rock salt

Cook for 40 mins on speed 1 Varoma temp

When finished turn the speed up slowly to 6 then work your way up to 9 for 1 minute

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat cooking for 40 mins on speed 1 Varoma temp

When finished turn the speed up slowly to 6 then work your way up to 9 for 1 minute
 -Repeat the cooking and blitzing process until you have the desired consistency.

I found just 2 lots of cooking was plenty and had a gorgeous thick tomato paste by the end. 1.2 kg of tomatoes turned out to be 1 1/2 ice cube trays!

Pop into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen keep in a snap lock bag in the freezer. I find for a standard recipe 2 of these cubes is the perfect amount.

I use tomato paste quite a lot and this is really worth the effort, you know exactly what is in it and it will make you smile every time you cook with it!

*Just a warning the smell is hypnotic & your nostrils will be incredibly happy. You may just stand over the Thermomix for the 40 minutes waving the smell your way!!!!


  1. This was great thank you -but my 1.1kg only yielded half a tray of paste. Will adjust to a shorter cooking time next time, but really loved the idea to use up lots of produce and keep for later! Will keep an eye out for other recipes on your blog :)

  2. Thanks for the recipe. I got one full tray plus two cubes. Think Ill cook it for less time, next time, be ause it burnt in the bottom of my jug.

  3. Giving this a go right now. I probably won't cook it for as long, looking at the comments. Great work though! Thanks. :)

  4. Currently cooking and it definitely smells amazing