Tomato powder is one of our all-time favorite products to keep in our home stores. It removes the necessity to store so many tomato-based products and it is so versatile. Here are some reason why we love it so much:
- It is “pure” tomatoes, so no additives, preservatives, etc.
- Easy to use to create lots of different tomato-based products
- Eliminate the need to buy/store multiple products
- Save money and eat healthier by creating ingredients from scratch
Here are our top 15 ways that WE love to use tomato powder and recipes to make them!
1. Tomato sauce
1/4 c. tomato powder + 1 cup of water = 8 ounce jar of tomato sauce
2. Spaghetti sauce
1/2 c. tomato powder + 2 cups of water
Seasonings as desired (here is what I use)
– 1 tsp. oregano
– 1 tsp. parsley
– 1 tsp. basil
– 1 tsp. garlic powder
– 1 tsp. onion salt
– a dash of Worcestershire sauce
3. Pizza sauce
2 T. tomato powder + 6 T. of water
Sprinkle garlic bread seasoning on top for a more flavorful sauce
4. Tomato paste
1/4 cup tomato powder + 1/2 cup water = 6 oz can of tomato paste
5. Tomato juice
1 T. tomato powder + 8-10 T. water
Add onion powder, sugar, salt, pepper, to taste if desired
6. Tomato soup
1 c. tomato powder + 3 c. water (adjust for desired thickness)
1 T. chicken bouillon
1/2 c. diced onion, sauteed
3/4 c. cream
1 T. sugar
Salt and Italian seasoning to taste
Recipe from http://www.organic-gardening-and-homesteading.com
1 cup tomato powder and 3 and a half cups water)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 T. minced onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. ground coriander seeds
8. Barbecue sauce
1/2 cup Tomato Powder
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
2 T. a vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T soy sauce
1 T mustard
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 T minced onion
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in large saucepan, heat on low for 15 minutes.
9. Enchilada sauce
This Thrive Enchilada Sauce recipe uses Tomato Powder and is delicious!
10. Spanish rice
Take your favorite Spanish rice recipe and replace the tomato paste or sauce with tomato powder in an equivalent amount. YUM!
11. Tomato pasta noodles
Try these homemade lasagna noodles but in place of freeze-dried spinach, use about 1/4-1/2 cup of tomato powder.
12. Tasty tomato-flavored dips
You can make chip or veggie dips and flavor them with tomato powder. This Tomato Basil Bruschetta Dip sounds amazing.
13. Savory breads
Try this Tomato Cheese Bread from SeriousEats.com for a great recipe using tomato powder.
14. As a thickener
Any savory soup, stew, or chili can be thickened by sprinkling in some tomato powder.
15. As a topping
Sprinkle tomato powder straight out of the can as a topping for popcorn, deviled eggs, hummus, etc.
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How do you keep it from clumping after you open it?
I think I’d try a small net bag of rice. The dry rice will attract any moisture in the can. You might also transfer the powder to a canning jar with a tight seal (or vacuum the lid with a foodsaver).
add a few dried beans to the jar
Does it have still have the nutritional value of tomatoes?
What are the cooking instructions for the ketchup? And can you can it?
Barbara Silva says
How can I print this page? I just made tomato powder for the first time from tomatoes that we grew.
Barbara Silva says
Never mind I figured out how to print the page…LOL
What is the shelf life of the tomato powder? How can I keep the powder for longer periods of time?
Is the tomato powder freeze dried from cooked or from raw tomatoes,???