Tomato paste is a thick paste created by cooking down tomatoes, to reduce their juices, then straining and cooking again to further reduce. The result, is a thick, deep red, concentrated paste of rich, tomato goodness.
At the Fresh 20 you’ll find tomato paste used in a variety of ways. To punch up the flavor of the ground turkey in Turkey Tacos ‘de Papa’, spaghetti bolognese, soups and stews.
Buying your tomato paste in a tube, and adding it in small doses helps to better control the flavor, and means less waste. If you can’t find it in a tube, freeze any left over tomato paste from the can in small freezer bags, to use for later recipes.