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Southwestern Tomato Jam

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.84

$1.84 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian condiment,dip,spread
spoonacular Score:59%

Spoonacular Score: 59%

 

If you have approximately approximately 45 minutes to spend in the kitchen, Southwestern Tomato Jam might be an excellent gluten free, dairy free, and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe to try. This condiment has 305 calories, 4g of protein, and 1g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4 and costs $1.84 per serving. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. A mixture of ginger, apple cider vinegar, trader joe's mesquite desert honey, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 59%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Tomato Jam s & Kiddie Tomato Theives, Southwestern Tomato Soup, and Tomato Jam.

Ingredients

Servings:
3 lb
3 lb diced tomatoes
diced tomatoes
1 cup
1 cup green diced chile
green diced chile
0.75 cups
0.75 cups brown sugar
brown sugar
0.25 cups
0.25 cups honey
honey
0.25 cups
0.25 cups apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh ginger
fresh ginger
1 tsp
1 tsp cumin
cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp sea salt
sea salt
3 lb diced tomatoes
3 lb
diced tomatoes
1 cup green diced chile
1 cup
green diced chile
0.75 cups brown sugar
0.75 cups
brown sugar
0.25 cups honey
0.25 cups
honey
0.25 cups apple cider vinegar
0.25 cups
apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps fresh ginger
2 Tbsps
fresh ginger
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp
cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp
sea salt

Equipment

immersion blender
immersion blender
sauce pan
sauce pan
blender
blender
frying pan
frying pan
immersion blender
immersion blender
sauce pan
sauce pan
blender
blender
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

In a large saucepan, dump in the tomatoes and green chile. Add the remainder of ingredients to the tomatoes and green chile. Bring mixture to a boil, then medium simmer for 2 hours. Be sure and stir frequently to ensure that it does not start to scorch on the bottom of the pan. The brown sugar will lend itself to burning if you aren't careful. (Don't ask me how I know this. I did catch mine in time to save the batch!) After a couple of hours, use a stick blender or hand blender if you don't have a stick and swirl around the pan until the mixture has an even consistency. Simmer for another hour or so until most of the liquid has cooked off Remove from heat and let cool. This will make about a pint of delicious, addictive Southwestern Tomato Jam!! Store in the refrigerator where it should keep several weeks.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.12
Ingredient
3 pounds diced tomatoes
1 cup green diced chile
¾ cups brown sugar
¼ cups honey
¼ cups apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
Price
$5.11
$1.33
$0.53
$1.03
$0.22
$0.08
$0.13
$0.03
$8.46

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

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Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
305 Calories
3g Protein
0.98g Total Fat
75g Carbs
19% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
305
15%

Fat
0.98g
2%

  Saturated Fat
0.13g
1%

Carbohydrates
75g
25%

  Sugar
68g
76%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
616mg
27%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
8%

Vitamin C
100mg
122%

Vitamin A
3197IU
64%

Vitamin K
32µg
31%

Potassium
1027mg
29%

Manganese
0.56mg
28%

Vitamin B6
0.49mg
25%

Fiber
4g
19%

Folate
60µg
15%

Copper
0.29mg
15%

Vitamin E
2mg
14%

Magnesium
54mg
14%

Vitamin B3
2mg
13%

Iron
2mg
12%

Phosphorus
105mg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
10%

Calcium
81mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
6%

Zinc
0.78mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.45mg
5%

Selenium
0.92µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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