How to make passata from tinned tomatoes
If a recipe calls for passata and you only have tinned tomatoes in the pantry, follow these simple steps to turn them into passata! You can use any tinned tomatoes for this, whether they’re whole, diced or crushed.
- Open the can and pour off excess juice using a strainer. Keep this excess liquid to add to other dishes like soups and stews.
- Process the solids in a blender or food processor until smooth. If you don’t have either, mash the tomatoes finely with a masher or fork until as smooth as possible.
- Strain the pureed tomatoes and discard the skins and seeds.
- Use as you would use passata.
Passata is usually made from fresh pureed and strained tomatoes. The only difference here is that the tomatoes have been cooked and canned, but this substitute can be used exactly as you would use normal passata.