Cultured Tomato Sauce


750 gr pure organic tomato paste
1/2 cup organic maple syrup or raw organic honey
1/2 cup kombucha vinegar, master tonic, water kefir or raw ACV as a starter
2 tsp smoked sea salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or pink peppercorns (optional)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
1/4 tsp Cultured Artisans sweet spice mix
1/3 cup worcestershire sauce or Tamari (optional)
2 * 500 ml jars


  1. Blend the tomato paste with all the ingredients and stir well.

  2. Pour the sauce mix into the clean jars. Make sure that you leave space for it to rise as it ferments.

  3. Seal the jar and label with date. Place the jar on the bench, out of direct sunlight for 1-2 days to ferment.

  4. Stir the sauce and transfer to the fridge. Consume the sauce.

  5. Tomato sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 6 months.


Note that you have multiple starter options instead of kombucha!

This tomato sauce is a great condiment for kids.

This is a flexible recipe that you can adjust for personal taste. You can add your favourite spices and herbs.

While experimenting, we recommend, you make it in small batches.