Tomato Essence

Tomato Essence


Prep Time:  minutes
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Here is a delicious and simple recipe that harnesses the pure essence of the tomatoes, that can be used either as a light garnish for grilled fish or as a refreshing drink. You may even want to try it in a Bloody Mary.

  • 14 Large Heritage Tomatoes
  • 1 Stalk Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  1. Cut tomatoes into a rough dice and place in large-size bowl. Add kosher salt, pepper, and entire basil stalk. With a hand blender or food processor purée until smooth. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Pour into cheesecloth over large-size bowl and allow to drip through. Transfer to container with tight fitting lid and place in refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  2. Serves 4
  3. "Work With What You Got!"
  4. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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