Bringing a deep, rounded flavour to a variety of dishes, tomato paste is a great ingredient to have in your store cupboard. But what if you’re prepping that luscious lasagna recipe, only to discover that you’ve run out? Here are some ideas for tomato paste substitutes!
Don’t worry… there are several great ways to make sure tomato paste isn’t missed. Check out these 11 tomato paste substitutes for those times when you don’t have a can of tomato paste handy.
Tomato Paste Substitutes to the rescue!
Types of tomato paste
There are a few different types of tomato paste on the market:
- Canned Roma style – these pasted, rich and thick canned tomatoes are made from 100% Roma style tomatoes.
- Double concentrated – extra thick and rich, double concentrated tomato paste is particularly good for thickening sauces and adding a big hit of tomato flavor.
- Organic tomato paste – with a sweet and tender taste, this tomato paste is made from vine ripened and hand harvested organic tomatoes.
Recipes that use tomato paste
Here are some great tomato paste based recipes on Greedy Gourmet:
- Chicken korai – a slow cooked curry that’s rich in flavour, this is one of the most popular curries in India.
- Fanta chicken – much more than a gimmick, this zesty, citrus tinged dish has Asian-inspired flavors that’ll tingle your tastebuds.
- Beetroot curry – for those who enjoy the lighter curries, this beetroot curry is amazing – lightly spiced, very healthy and super tasty, this one will win you over
- Squid ink risotto –taking risottos to the next level – if you’ve never tried this Italian twist, now’s the time to try.
- Lamb tikka masala –when it comes to pure tastiness, a creamy and comforting lamb tikka masala takes some beating.
- Gluten free shepherd’s pie – a British classic and gluten free, this is comfort food at its finest
- Vegan jambalaya – fresh, colorful and vibrant, this vegan spin on a classic meat dish is packed full of flavor and is so quick and easy to make
What’s your favorite substitute for tomato paste? Let me know in the comments below.