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tomato jam
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Tomato Jam

Tomato jam is a savory and sweet addition to any recipes. As a dip, burger topping, whisked into a vinaigrette, or as a relish, you will be hooked the minute you take your first bite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Sauces, Dips & Dressings
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 42kcal


  • 3 pounds Roma tomatoes boiled, skins removed and diced (or 1 26.46 container of Pomi chopped tomatoes or your favorite canned tomatoes)
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 inch fresh ginger grated
  • ½ lemon juiced


  • Add whole tomatoes to a pot and cover with water and add 1 teaspoon salt
  • Bring water to a boil, and boil for 30 seconds
  • Immediately, drain tomatoes and place in an ice bath (cover in ice water) until tomatoes are cool enough to touch, and then remove the skins of each tomato.
  • Then, diced tomatoes
  • If using canned tomatoes, skip the above steps
  • Place diced tomatoes in a medium saucepan and add all the other ingredients.
  • Stir and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer
  • Cook for 1 hour, stirring every once in a while until all liquid dissipates and the tomato mixture thickens.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Transfer into a jar or container of choice, cover, and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Tomato jam will last 5 days refrigerated.


The trick to sweet and savory tomato jam is cooking it low and slow. Once the tomatoes are diced, I simply add all the spices and maple syrup, bring it to a boil, and then reduce the heat to simmer. Next, I let it cook for 1 hour, stirring every so often. As the jam simmers, the liquid dissipates and the tomato mixture turns to jam. 


Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 951IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg