What some people may not realize is that many tomato pastes… especially flavored ones… contain wheat or wheat-derivatives; making them a no-no for those on a gluten free diet. One company that offers an organic and wheat-free alternative is Muir Glen.
Being a tomato lover, I am picky about the canned tomatoes that I choose for my recipes. Muir Glen’s Tomato Paste is rich, thick and tasty. It delivers a powerful tomato paste that reflects fresh, homemade or straight-from the garden style pastes. In fact, I could eat it straight from the jar!
I used two cans of the Muir Glen tomato paste I purchased for a gluten-free pasta dish. It helped me create a wonderfully thick and rich-tasting Italian-style ragu without the use of additional thickening agents. It’s texture would be perfect for chili, soups, stews, and more… and I will definitely use this wheat-free and gluten-free tomato paste again.
Tracy Grabowski is a gluten-free mom and marketing consultant, as well as the creative behind the blog, whEAT Freely and author of The A-B-C and Gluten Free Cookie Book available on Amazon.