Making Passata

In The Garden

What is passata anyway?

Tomato passata is like a tomato puree made with very ripe red tomatoes that have been strained from their seeds and skins. Stored in glass jars or bottles without any preservatives, flavorings, salt or water. Sometimes it comes with some fresh basil leaves but nothing more.

In short, the authentic Italian tomato passata is pure tomato juice with its pulp and nothing else.

Tomato Passata in Italy is a basic preparation used in many recipes.

Many people don’t know that in Italy they pour tomato passata on pizza; afterwards it’s generally seasoned with salt, extra virgin olive oil and oregano or fresh basil. According to the recipe and according to taste.

We bought a food mill to make our passata making a breeze!  Of course, you can also buy it at Costco but where is the fun in that?