Tomato and Basil Spread

Hi Everyone,

Last week when I went to the Farmers Market I bought Tomato Basil spread from a vendor and I just fell in love with.  The only thing was it was either $7.00 or 3 for $5.00, plus I can only get it at the Farmers Market.  So I decided I would make the spread myself and you know what? It turned out even better.  Plus I saved myself some money considering this probably cots me less than a $1.50 to make.  Here is my Tomato Basil Spread.
Tomato and Basil Spread
This spread is so creamy delicious! If you’re a fan of pasta sauce I think you will love this spread! It’s taste like robust tomatoes with fresh garlic and basil. Oh my gosh, just amazing!!! I am so happy that I created this and happy that I do not have to travel to the Farmers Market to get it!
Tomato and Basil Spread
The spread would be amazing on wraps, panini sandwiches, dipping celery, baguette or breadsticks in. The possibilities are endless!! It makes for a great use of leftover tomato paste and a little bit goes a long way. Make sure you get a good tomato paste when you make it for even better tomato flavor!
Tomato and Basil Spread
The Tomato Basil Spread is made with tomato paste, fresh garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, oregano and to make it creamy and to cut down on the acid, greek yogurt. I took the spread to work and it was a big hit. I used Trader Joe’s Italian Rosemary Crackers to dip in the spread. Have you tried those crackers from TJ’s? They are so good! I wish I took a picture of the box for you.
Tomato and Basil Spread

Tomato and Basil Spread
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: A little over 1 cup
  • Serving size: 2 tbsp.
Prep time: 
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A creamy, rich, robust Italian tomato spread that is slightly garlicky with little hints of basil and made with greek yogurt.
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz can tomato paste (I used Contadina Tomato Paste)
  • 1 dash sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp. thyme, fresh
  • ½ tsp. oregano, dried
  • 5 leaves basil, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup greek yogurt, plain
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add garlic, tomato pasta, sugar, salt, pepper, thyme and oregano and mix until combined. Stir in fresh basil leaves. While stirring, drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix in greek yogurt.
  2. Serve with Italian crackers, celery, bread sticks, use as a sandwich spread or smear on a baguette.
Notes
Calories per 2 tbsp.: 46.5, Fat: 2.8, Sodium; 29, Cholesterol: 0, Potassium: 3.7, Carbs: 3.7, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 2, Protein: 2.2

Tomato and Basil Spread
If you’re looking for a nice flavorful spread this is the one for you! The flavors are just so crazy good! I have been craving pasta and this spread really satisfies my cravings!! I bet a nice glass of red wine would go great with it too! 🙂

Have a super fab weekend!

Toodles,

Jennifer
Tomato and Basil Spread

Comments

  1. When do you add the tomato paste?

  2. This tomato and basil spread looks absolutely fantastic! I want this now!

  3. Wow, what a tasty and versatile spread! I can’t wait to try this on the sandwiches I’ll pack for lunch next week 🙂

  4. Wow, I just made this and it is delicious!! I made a half batch since that’s how much tomato paste I had leftover from last week 🙂

    I’m going to put this on my Caprese sandwich tomorrow in place of the pesto. I’m already excited for it! I also want to try it out on a loaded veggie sandwich. I don’t like ketchup so I think this will be a great substitution for me!

    I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

    • I am so glad you like it! I have to say it is one of my favorite new spreads. I bet it would be amazing on a caprese sandwich, which happens to be one of my favorite sandwiches of all time. Your right it would be a good sub for ketchup! Thank you so much for letting me know it turned out for you! Enjoy it!! I think I’ll make some again too!

  5. The sandwich was delicious! For an afternoon snack I had a tablespoon of this smeared on a slice of bread, topped with a couple tablespoons of mozzarella cheese and some red pepper flakes. It was a yummy pizza-eque snack for around 120 calories!

    At this rate I’ll have to make a new batch soon!

  6. I am so happy you made this! Because I too am addicted to the tomato basil spread I buy from the farmers market. So happy it’s here for me to make myself now! And it looks just like the one I purchase.

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