A jar of Italian tomatoes, sun-dried and drizzled with olive oil, added garlic and Italian basil – the taste of sunny Italy in my kitchen. I could not resist the temptation and took a large jar from the store. So I can give the specific Italian taste in my tomato pate ”Sunny Italy”.

Almost every day I make some vegan pate, which I put in a box with a lid in the fridge. And so I always have something tasty and healthy vegan gluten free for a snack, and sometimes with gluten-free pasta with vegetables for a light dinner. I like the taste and aroma of Italian sun-dried tomatoes, but not the strong aroma of garlic and basil, so I added ginger and fenugreek leaves powder to the tomato paste. And with the slightly sweet taste of sunflower protein and red beet root powder, the tomato pate turned out with an amazing slightly sweet and sour taste! The perfect breakfast for Sunday morning – hot home-made vegan gluten-free focaccia with seeds and sweet and sour tomato pate ”Sunny Italy” with crispy micro-plants of cabbage. And then a walk in the woods for inspiration and tone!

Tomato pate ”Sunny Italy”

Course: Recipes, Sauces and pâtés









Dried tomato pate in olive oil


  • 250 g dried tomatoes in olive oil
    I use sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, bought from a store in a jar

  • 50 g olive oil from dried tomatoes

  • 2 g ginger powder

  • 3 g fenugreek leaves powder

  • 300 ml. filtered water

  • 100 g sunflower protein /sunflower flour/

  • 10 g red beet root powder organic


  • I take pieces of tomatoes out of the glass jar and drain them of olive oil. I weigh the required amount of the recipe with a kitchen scale. I weigh all the ingredients in the recipe separately.
  •  I put tomatoes, olive oil, spices and water in the blender jug. Blend until smooth.
  • I transfer the tomato sauce from the blender jug to a bowl. I add the weighed amounts of sunflower protein and beetroot powder. Stir with a spatula until smooth.
  • I transfer the tomato pate prepared in this way to a bowl with a lid and put it in the refrigerator – it can be stored for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.


  • Nutritional value per 100 g. product:
  • Energy value – 206.92 kcal
  • Protein – 8.65 g.
  • Carbohydrates – 15.75 g.
  • Fat – 13.65 g.
  • Fiber – 3.16 g.
  • I do not add salt to the recipe for tomato pate, because bought dried tomatoes in olive oil contain a lot of salt!