How to Make Tomato Puree From Tomato Paste

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Cooking tomatoes briefly and then straining them creates a thick liquid known as tomato purée. By cooking tomatoes for a longer period and further reducing the liquids, a thicker, richer tomato paste is created. Neither tomato purée nor tomato paste has any seasonings added. Preparing your own tomato purée from tomato paste is a process that takes just a few steps and allows you to substitute tomato paste in recipes that call for tomato purée.

Place 2 tbsp of tomato paste in a measuring cup.

Add water to make one cup.

Place the water and tomato paste in a saucepan.

Whisk the tomato paste and water together in the saucepan, breaking up thick clumps of paste, until you have a smooth purée.

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