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Tomato Jalapeño Jam

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: appetizers


Easy, garden fresh Tomato Jalapeño Jam is the perfect accompaniment to any cheese board. It's spicy, a touch of sweet, and very addictive. 


  • 2 C chopped tomatoes (fresh)
  • 2 green onions
  • 3 jalapeños
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 C chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper corns


  1. Cut peppers in quarters lengthwise and remove seeds for a milder heat profile.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, place sugar and water and heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add pepper strips and continue to cook for 10 minutes on medium-low.
  4. While peppers are cooking, use a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic, peppercorns, and cumin seeds. 
  5. After the jalapeño mixture has cooked, remove peppers, save for later, and transfer liquid to a dish and refrigerate until cool.
  6. In your same pan, add oil and chopped green onions, tomatoes and spice mixture and cook 10-15 minutes over medium until mixture has thickened slightly.
  7. Remove from heat and add cilantro and reserved liquid. 
  8. Mix and then add chopped pepper strips.
  9. Refrigerate in covered container for at least 1 hour before serving.

Keywords: jam, tomato, jalapeño, savory, cheese board, grazing board, appetizer, spicy

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