Vegan Mofo: Tomato Jelly

After my last experience with The Vegan Cookbook, one might think I’d steer clear from attempting any more recipes from it. Unfortunately the more awful a dish sounds to me, the more tempting it becomes. So when I came across a recipe for  Savoury Tomato Jelly (like anyone would expect it to be sweet. Really?), I just couldn’t resist.

Savoury Tomato Jelly
If you really want to impress your friends, set your jelly in a ring mould
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp agar agar flakes
  1. Put the tomatoes, lemon, tamari and black pepper in a pan and quickly bring to the boil.
  2. Stir in the agar agar and stir constantly for 5 minutes
  3. Pour the mixture into moulds and once cool transfer to the fridge until set (approx 1 hour)
Serves 3

Well clearly I didn’t want to impress you lot because I didn’t go out of my way to get a ring mould, but to be honest I was just happy that it actually worked and became jellified. Plus I put it on my cute badger plate, what more do you people want, eh?
The taste was nice but as I started eating it, I just couldn’t get over the fact that it tasted like soup but felt firm in my mouth. Too weird! I couldn’t finish it.
You’ll be happy to know (or maybe not if you enjoy my suffering) that I’ve had some successful Mofo material over the last few days that I’ll be sharing this week, so stay tuned!
All this weird food is making me crave proper comfort food. I’ve been drooling at the sight of Vegetarian Snob’s Buttermilk Biscuits and Allyson Kramer’s Mint Chocolate Milkshake. Go have a look!

18 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo: Tomato Jelly

  1. Just discovered your blog through the Vegan MoFo blog – love love love your theme and have read all your posts and really love them all – sorry I don't have time to comment on each one but I love all your cookbooks and how you are embracing the weirdness – this tomato jelly is something I want to make because it looks so odd and yet I don't even like jelly that much when it is just the normal sweet stuff – will look forward to seeing how you got with the rest of mofo.


  2. I've just found your blog thanks to a MoFo round up post and I am in love with your theme.
    The Vegan Cookbook was my first vegan cookbook a squillion years ago, I still have it. I love reading through it for the totally hilarious recipes. It wasn't until several years later (when my cookbook collection had started to grow) that I really got into cooking through my books, so I hadn't made much from it.
    Though the rum truffle recipe from it is actually great, I make them every Christmas!


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