Fermented Tomato Water

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    500 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Catalogued Ideas and Random Thoughts

By Stuart Ralston

Published 2023

  • About


  • 800 g plum tomatoes
  • 30 g basil
  • 50 g


Chop the tomatoes into 2cm dice and put in a large bowl. Add the herbs, shallot, garlic, white wine and salt and leave to marinate for an hour, then pulse in a blender until pulpy but not smooth.

Line a colander with cheesecloth and pour in the tomato mixture. Let it drip slowly through the cloth into a bowl for at least 2 hours. The end result is a clarified clear liquid — to keep it c