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Summer Tomato Jam

Summer Tomato Jam

Highlight and savor summer’s tomatoes with this easy tomato jam complete with olive oil and garlic. Serve over burgers for a gourmet alternative to ketchup.

Summer Tomato Jam

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as Easy Tomato Jam on Relish

Recipe by Lynda Balslev

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Lynda Balslev
Course Side
Servings 2 1/2 cups


  • 2 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic slightly smashed but still intact
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar optional


  • Combine tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and salt in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally and pressing tomatoes with a wooden spoon, until tomatoes break down and sauce thickens, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Discard garlic.
  • Taste for seasoning and add sugar if desired. Let cool completely. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 1 week.


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