Product Highlight: Tomato Powder

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Tomato Powder has SO many uses!  Plus it is additive free!  Just 100% tomatoes.  Make tomato sauce, paste, juice and more (like ketchup!) with this amazing product for less than the grocery store.

Tomato powder easily makes my top 10 favorite products list. It is an essential pantry staple in our house. It has no additives or preservatives and is 100% tomatoes. It can be used to make a HUGE variety of things that are more expensive at the grocery store. I use it at least weekly and sometimes as much as 3-4 times a week because it gives me options for quick dinners that are fast and healthy on those crazy nights when I just don’t seem to have time to cook. This is especially true when combined with freeze dried veggies: I can have a quick, healthy, easy soup ready in just minutes!


Here are the basic conversions:

Tomato Paste:

6 T powder + 1/2 cup water = one 6 oz can

Tomato Sauce:

2/3 cup powder + 2 cups water = just a bit more than one 15 oz can

Tomato Juice:

1 cup powder + 8 cups water = one 64 oz bottle


And a few tips to help you get the most out of your tomato powder:


Tomato powder has no added salt which gives you a lot of control (yay!), but if you are used to store bought products, it will taste a bit funny to you unless you add salt. I typically add about 1/2 tsp salt for every 1/2 cup tomato powder that I use. Adjust this to your own tastes.


It will thicken up a bit as you heat it, so if you mix it with cold water, it will be deceivingly thin. I’ve found that if I mix it with hot water, it thickens up right away and I get a more accurate consistency.


Add a bit less than I mention in the conversion charts above at first in case your tastes differ slightly from mine. You can always add a bit more to thicken it up later! But if you add too much powder and have to add water to thin it out, you will waste product and end up with more than you need!


Once you’ve got those three basics down, here is a whole list of recipes that use this fantastic product:




It’s Your Turn:

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