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Tomato paste, a pantry staple often used as a thickener in sauces and soups, is an easy, low-cost way to add rich tomato flavor and powerful nutrients to any recipe year round.
Packed with vitamin C and beta-carotene, tomatoes also contain a wide array of phytonutrients, such as quercetin, ferulic acid and lycopene, which work to reduce the effect of free radicals, which influence aging and disease, on organs and cells.
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However, many recipes call for just 1-2 tablespoons of paste. So, nourish your body, save money and reduce waste with this simple tip.
Try these recipes featuring tomato paste:
- Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup
- Vegan Lasagna
- Brothy Braised Cauliflower Sauce
- Spicy Bolivian Cabbage and Potatoes
- Chickpea Tikka Masala
- Cornbread and Pinto Bean Shepherd’s Pie