Can you leave skin on tomatoes when making sauce?
Posted on 19 August 2021
Why yes, you can!
NO-PEEL TOMATO SAUCE RECIPE:
• Tomatoes (as many as you have)
Canning Method (Shelf-Stable):
with room for 4-6 quart-sized canning jars
(wash jars and lids with soap, rinse and then boil jars to disinfect.
Remove and drain water, set on a towel on countertop)
2. Put 2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice per jar
(this makes it more acidic and shelf-stable)
3. Follow the directions above to make the sauce, transfer the hot tomato sauce into the hot jars, leave about 1 inch of headspace
Yeah, that's right: NO need to peel those tomatoes!
The skins are delicious and nutritious, too!
We like to throw in fresh oregano and basil at the end for an extra burst of flavor, and add salt and pepper to taste. You can even add peppers to this if desired. :)
So next time you have a ton of fresh homegrown heirloom tomatoes, save some time and skip the boiling and the tedious hand-burning tomato peeling – just grind them all up in a food processor and cook them down! That's what we do. This leaves us more time for pickling and gardening and other fun things! ;)
The final no-peel tomato sauce is a thick and delicious flavored marinara sauce that goes great with pasta, or for using for eggplant parmesan, pizza, you name it!
NO PEEL SALSA RECIPE:
You can also turn this into SALSA by letting this sauce cool. Then, add any hot peppers of your choosing (or even super hot peppers), a bunch of chopped cilantro, and freshly diced onions (soak strong onions first in cold water for 20 minutes and drain them to sweeten). We also like to add lots of freshly chopped garlic to the salsa to add heat and loads of flavor. Enjoy with chips or on tacos!