A quartet of ingredients--tomato paste, liquid aminos, dried mushrooms and nutritional yeast--makes this umami paste super-savory. Mix it into mayo for sandwiches, toss it with pasta, or try it in Umami Veggie Burgers (see Associated Recipes).

Andrea Nguyen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2020




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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and salt. Cook, stirring frequently and reducing the heat as necessary, until very dark golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium, add garlic and cook until fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds. Stir in water, tomato paste, liquid aminos, ground mushrooms and pepper. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and pasty, 15 to 18 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in nutritional yeast. Let stand for 10 minutes to concentrate and meld flavors. Transfer to a mini food processor and process until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 2.5g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 82.2IU 2% DV; vitamin c 3.2mg 5% DV; folate 5.7mcg 1% DV; calcium 10mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 7.1mg 3% DV; potassium 116.8mg 3% DV; sodium 246.3mg 10% DV.