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Gifted a ton of ripe tomatoes - now what to do? Juice? 🍅

Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Posts: 164Member, Premium Member Posts: 164Member, Premium Member
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So I was just gifted about 15lbs of Roma tomatoes - from an awesome neighbor with a beautiful garden.

I was thinking of all the things that could go with homemade tomato sauce - then I thought about juice! (We usually make our own sauce and mason jar it - but peeling and stewing all the tomatoes - cringe.)

When I’ve made homemade tomato juice in the past - and I love it! - it’s typically with heirloom tomatoes.

Anyone ever try homemade tomato juice with Roma tomatoes?
Google has a lot of options- but thought I’d ask the MFP recipe clan..Open to any recipes from all you 🍅 lovers!

Thanks!

edited September 16

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  • Idratherberunning2017Idratherberunning2017 Posts: 20Member, Premium Member Posts: 20Member, Premium Member
    I was able to get a ton at a farmers market for $5.

    I made sauce and also tomato sandwiches.
    edited September 16
  • Summerberry1012Summerberry1012 Posts: 111Member Member Posts: 111Member Member
    I usually roast mine in the oven (with garlic, oo, s&p, basil leaves) and then blend it for tomato sauce. Then I freeze it into ice cube portions for easy grabbing during dinners.
  • Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Posts: 164Member, Premium Member Posts: 164Member, Premium Member
    I was able to get a ton at a farmers market for $5.

    I made sauce and also tomato sandwiches.

    Tomato sandwiches are awesome! I was thinking of soup as well. It’s the end of the tomato season!
  • Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Posts: 164Member, Premium Member Posts: 164Member, Premium Member
    I usually roast mine in the oven (with garlic, oo, s&p, basil leaves) and then blend it for tomato sauce. Then I freeze it into ice cube portions for easy grabbing during dinners.


    😮 awesome idea/ ice cubes! Does this work for Bloody Marys too? Lol kidding ☺️
  • vamanvaman Posts: 133Member Member Posts: 133Member Member
    Roma tomatoes are a plum type tomato and are really best for making tomato sauce. Fifteen pounds wouldn't take very long to process. 😉
  • CahgetsfitCahgetsfit Posts: 1,880Member Member Posts: 1,880Member Member
    tomato sauce, or can them!
  • suncakemomsuncakemom Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    If you like fried potato then brava sauce is all the way. Otherwise
    Bruschetta (italian - tomato on bread)
    Pan con tomate (spanish - tomato on bread)
    Gazpacho - (spanish - cold tomato soup)
    Stuffed peppers with tomato sauce or just plain meatballs with tomato sauce r0ssl4gmpmaf.jpg
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,059Member Member Posts: 7,059Member Member
    vaman wrote: »
    Roma tomatoes are a plum type tomato and are really best for making tomato sauce. Fifteen pounds wouldn't take very long to process. 😉

    This. Romas are best for sauces. Thats why you can buy them in bushels around here.
    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/11966/best-marinara-sauce-yet/
    If you make the marinara sauce, this will be the base for all your various sauces. You can either can it or freeze it. I prefer to freeze it, safer.
    edited September 17
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 12,301Member Member Posts: 12,301Member Member
    Tomato chutney.
    Tomato soup.
  • duskyjewelduskyjewel Posts: 285Member Member Posts: 285Member Member
  • aries68mcaries68mc Posts: 75Member Member Posts: 75Member Member
    salsa/pico, soup, sauce, tomato and cucumber salad, send to me..... :)
  • erkjakerkjak Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
  • erkjakerkjak Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
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    Caprese Salad
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,438Member Member Posts: 1,438Member Member
    Dry them in a very low oven.
    Works great and they keep well.
  • ClairinClairin Posts: 69Member Member Posts: 69Member Member
    Tomato and roasted red pepper soup. The red pepper is charred with skin removed. No skin on tomatoes either or seeds. They make it in Spain.
  • girlwithcurls2girlwithcurls2 Posts: 1,767Member Member Posts: 1,767Member Member
    I usually roast mine in the oven (with garlic, oo, s&p, basil leaves) and then blend it for tomato sauce. Then I freeze it into ice cube portions for easy grabbing during dinners.

    ^This. Cut them in half along the equator and lay them on a rimmed backing tray. You can add garlic pieces or herbs, drizzle with olive oil, dot a little balsamic, and roast low (250F) for 3+hours. Your house will smell amazing. I slide them into freezer bags and when I use them, dump them into a pot, slowly thaw and heat them, and either buzz them with a hand blender, or just coarsely chop them with kitchen scissors. It's instant sauce. You totally scored!!!!
  • Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Posts: 164Member, Premium Member Posts: 164Member, Premium Member
    Wow awesome ideas!!! Thanks all!!!

    So- I did a blend of the above.

    And all were right- Roma is the best for sauce.

    So- we now have more tomatoes. My Mother in Law from Rome- makes over 100 mason jars worth and distributes them to everyone. The actual sauce making takes the entire day. I’m going to have to make a post just for sauce making! Love to hear your thoughts! Next thread comin!

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  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Posts: 33,205Member Member Posts: 33,205Member Member
    I get a bushel of tomatoes every year. This year I made sauce and also simply diced the. I peeled then diced and cooked them down a bit. I'm using them to make chili or salsa .
  • petitchatnoir41petitchatnoir41 Posts: 12Member Member Posts: 12Member Member
    Stuffed beef tomatoes! It's keto. I'm trying it this week.
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