Chia Seed Tomato Jam and a BLT
Chia seeds are a great way to thicken jam without using pectin or a ton of sugar, which means you can make a tomato jam that’s not too sweet to be a great sandwich condiment. This wholesome recipe will be sure to lighten up your Labor Day BBQ.
Makes approx. two pint jars.
- 3 1/2 pounds tomatoes- I used a variety
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp corainder
- Leaves from 3 sprigs of thyme
- 4 Tbsp chia seeds
- Cut the tomatoes into 1/2″ pieces and dice the onion. Combine the two in a large pot.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients through thyme and bring to a boil.
- Turn down to a simmer and let cook for an hour and a half.
- The jam will have thickened quite a bit. Turn off the heat and stir in the chia seeds.
- Fill two pint jars with 1/4″ left at the top and put the lids on. As they cool they should seal, if they don’t, store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.
- It’s great spread on crackers and sandwiches!
Recipe by The Wholesome Pursuit
- 4 slices turkey or vegetarian bacon
- 2 leaves lettuce
- 2 slices tomato
- 2 slices sprouted grain bread, toasted
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place turkey or vegetarian bacon on a baking sheet.
- Cook for about 10 minutes, until browned.
- Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Arrange the cooked turkey or vegetarian bacon, lettuce, and tomato slices on one slice of bread.
- Spread one side of remaining bread slice with the tomato jam.