If you make your own pasta, tomato powder adds a lovely flavor as well as color. This is very useful in the off-season, when fresh tomatoes aren't very flavorful. Sprinkle it on pizza, bread or salads for flavor enhancement. The powder also can be used to thicken sauces, stews and gumbos. Dried tomato flakes can be used as a replacement for sun-dried tomatoes, or paste and works great to thicken sauces.
|Common Uses||To add color and flavor to fresh pasta, noodle and bread dough, mix tomato powder into flour before adding wet ingredients, about 1/2 ounce for every pound of flour. Use to flavor and color yeast breads, quick breads or muffins. Add to vegetable soup or stews for a richer stock with a hint of tomato flavor. Add a scoop to morning smoothies for a nutritional boost. Cook and chill to use as a base for salads. Serve with long-braised Moroccan stews, called tagine, featuring lamb, chicken or vegetables.|