By most measures, tomato paste is an everyday ingredient. But when it hails from magical Santorini it is transformed into something regal. Produced from the island’s renowned tomato (a small native variety), and dry farmed on volcanic soils in the arid windy clime, it is rich and luscious, with an intense, almost caramelized, tomato flavor that lingers on the palate.
We source our Santorini double concentrate tomato paste from Nomikos Estate, a a farm near Vothonas village in the central part of the island. The tomatoes are cultivated on a small 125 acre plot on the south side of the island. Santorini tomatoes are included in the European list of products with Protected Designation (Origin) and Protected Geographical Indication.
Its flavor is so intense and lingering that it will take your favorite dishes to another level.
Serving: Use it to flavor and thicken tomato sauces, or as the base for dips and spreads. Add capers, olives, raisins, prunes, ginger, orange zest, and/or any number of fresh or dried herbs. Its excellent mixed into Greek yogurt with some garlic and herbs and spread on ancient grain rusks.