Creative Ways to Use Tomato Paste for 3 Completely Different Meals

Bet you never thought a bit of tomato paste could go such a long way.

Long reserved for lasagna and ragù, tomato paste is working its way into dishes from all over the world. Use it to make a fragrant homemade curry paste, then simmer the paste with broth for a spicy soup guaranteed to soothe seasonal sniffles. Steam tender mussels and white beans in a mixture of tomato paste and wine for a light and comforting meal, or blend it with garlic and mayonnaise to make an addictive dip for oven fries. For bigger flavor (and easier storage), swap those tiny cans of yore for tidy tubes of double-concentrated paste.

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