At the moment I’m really focusing on quick and easy meals for dinner, by the time I get home from work it’s usually too late to cook anything too fancy. Recently I’ve gotten into the habit of having a jar of this marinade in the fridge, which I usually make on the weekend. I can use this marinade in a few different recipes to create a really tasty and quick meal.
A few spoonfuls of this paste would also work well added to Spaghetti Bolognaise instead of adding just plain tomato paste.
Feel free to add a pinch of chilli powder or a fresh chilli. I’ve kept this mild so it’s suitable for kids too.
What you’ll need
4 Medjool dates, pitted
3 tbs olive oil
¼ cup tomato paste
¼ cup water
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbs smoked paprika
1 tbs ground cumin
How to put this together
- This recipe really is very simple, all you need to do is pop the above ingredients into a high-powered blender, I use a Nutribullet.
- Blend until you have a smooth paste.
- Remove from the blender and pop into a clean jar, top with some extra olive oil, pop on the lid
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, if it will last that long.