Tomato Essence

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 day
1 to 2 cups

This flavor-packed tomato water is what sets our Tomato-and-Mango Salad apart.


  • 1 pound very ripe tomatoes, cored and quartered, or tomato scraps

  • Kosher salt


  1. Puree tomatoes and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Line a colander with 4 layers of dampened cheesecloth and set over a deep pot. Pour tomato puree into colander, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until 1 to 2 cups tomato water have dripped into pot, about 1 day. Season with salt, if desired.

    Maria Robledo
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