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The best homemade passata recipe

The best homemade passata recipe

La Passata di Pomodoro or tomato puree is a very useful preserve, a must-have ingredient to be found ready-made in a jar and always on hand for making all kinds of pasta and other Mediterranean recipes.

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Ingredients

number of servings
4
  • tomato Added to
  • water Added to
  • salt Added to
  • fresh basil Added to
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Directions

60 min.
1. Step

Wash the ripe tomatoes several times, naturally without their green branches. Prepare a saucepan and place the tomatoes in it, cut in a cross at the base.

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1
2. Step

Add a drop of water.

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1
3. Step

Cook over a very gentle flame and stir frequently.

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1
4. Step

When they are very cooked, remove them from the heat.

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1
5. Step

Sieve until you obtain passata texture.

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1
6. Step

Season the resulting passata with salt and fresh basil leaves.

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1
7. Step

Put the cleaned saucepan back on the heat and let it reduce a little to make it thicker and more flavourful.

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1
8. Step

Properly pour into jars immediately. Let the jars cool to room temperature before storing them in the pantry or fridge for 2 to 3 days at the most.

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1
9. Step

Use your tomato puree for first courses, main courses, one-pot meals and pizzas!

The best homemade passata recipe - preparation step 1

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