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The Everyday Chef: Tomato Mostarda, A Flavorful Topping for Burgers & Vegetables

Andrew Dole, RDN, CEC
Everyday Chef, Fruits & Veggies—More Matters

Andrew Dole, Everyday Chef, Fruits & Veggies-More Matters

Tomato Mostarda, A Flavorful Topping for Burgers & Vegetables

As one of my favorite condiments ever, this tomato mostarda takes advantage of ripe summer tomatoes by turning them into a flavor-packed topping for burgers and grilled vegetables.

My food fantasy? A grilled burger with arugula, balsamic vinegar, slice of fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper, and giant spoonful of mostarda!

Don’t want meat? Swap out the burger with a grilled portabella mushroom or slices of grilled eggplant. You can’t go wrong with either.

Tomato Mostarda
20 Servings

Ingredients
3 Tbsp tomato paste
2 lb. tomato, roma/plum
1/3 Cup red wine vinegar
2 Tsp coarse kosher salt
1/4 Tsp black pepper
1/3 Cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp whole grain mustard
3 each bay leaf, dried

Tomato Mostarda, A Flavorful Topping for Burgers & Vegetables

Procedure
1. Place all but bay leaves into food processor or blender.

Tomato Mostarda, A Flavorful Topping for Burgers & Vegetables

2. Pulse until tomatoes are a thick purée.
3. Transfer tomato mixture into a sauce pan. Add bay leaves.

Tomato Mostarda, A Flavorful Topping for Burgers & Vegetables

4. Simmer on low, stirring frequently, until mostarda reaches a thick BBQ/Ketchup sauce consistency.
5. When consistency is achieved start tasting. If the mostarda is flat in flavor (not vibrant) stir in small amounts of red wine vinegar until flavor intensifies.
6. Refrigerate in a tightly covered container for several weeks.

Tomato Mostarda, A Flavorful Topping for Burgers & Vegetables

Nutrient Analysis/Per Serving: Calories: 30, Protein: 1g, Carbs: 6g, Total Fat: 0g
Sat Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 230mg, Fiber: 0g

Photo Credit: Andrew Dole

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