Tomato powder – a great umami booster

Tomato powder is a great little thing that can add a boost of umami, sweet, tomato-ey boost to dressings, sauces or dishes, and best of all, you can have all of that power in a tiny jar in your cupboard. This is my recipe for tomato powder.

What can I use this tomato powder recipe for?

Tomato powder is very versatile and great to have available. I use it to add amazing flavor to salad dressings, sauces, or just to sprinkle on top of dishes.

Here are some other ideas for what you can use tomato powder for:

  • Homemade ketchup
    Unless you want Heinz-style ketchup or a sugar-free variety you can make a super easy homemade ketchup with tomato powder:
    6 tbsp tomato powder
    ½ cup water
    ½ cup apple cider vinegar
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp mustard powder
    seasonings like oregano, pepper, cumin to your liking
    Add everything to a bowl and combine to have a super easy, delicious ketchup.
  • Tomato soup
    4 tbsp tomato powder
    16 oz water
    ½ tsp onion powder
    ½ tsp garlic powder
    Add the water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the tomato powder to the water and let simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Tomato juice
    4 tbsp tomato powder
    16 oz water
    Dissolve four tablespoons in sixteen ounces of water for a delicious all-natural tomato juice.
  • Pizza sauce
    ½ cup tomato powder
    1 ½ cups water
    ½ tsp garlic powder
    ½ tsp basil
    ½ tsp oregano
    salt to taste
    Put in a saucepan, bring to a boil and lower the heat and simmer. Add seasonings and simmer until reduced and thick. Season to taste.
  • Tomato paste
    Tomato paste usually comes in jars or cans, but there’s usually much more than you need.
    1 part water
    2 parts tomato powder
    Just mix however much you need.

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Hjemmelavet tomatpulver

Tomato powder

Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: Alle
Keyword: ingredient, tomato, tomato powder
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 16 hours
Total: 16 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1 little glass
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Sune Trudslev
Nutrition Facts
Tomato powder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 2180mg62%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 4890IU98%
Vitamin C 228mg276%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 6.8mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This powder is a fantastic culinary invention. An umami booster for your salad dressing or dish.
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  • 1 kg ripe cherry tomatoes


  • Turn the oven on to 60°C/140°F or as low as your oven goes. Fan assisted works better but if you don’t have that it can still work. It will just take a bit longer
  • Cut the tomatoes into slices about 1.5 mm (1/16th inch) thick. If you have a mandoline, it would be a great time to use it
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  • Put the slices on a baking sheet lines with parchment paper. It took 3 sheets for me
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  • Put the sheets in the oven
  • I can’t give you a certain amout of time that it will take, because it is very dependant on your oven/humidity and many other factors. In my oven it took about 16 hours. The tomatoes should be completely dry but not browned or burnt
  • Peel the tomatoes off the parchment paper and place in a bowl
  • Put the dried tomatoes in a food processor equipped with the sabatier blade (s-shaped blade) or a spice grinder and process until it is a coarse powder
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  • The tomatoes are ready to be made to a powder
  • Store the powder a dry and cool place. The stay good indefinitely
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Homemade Tomato Powder
Homemade Tomato Powder

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