Sure, I hear you can buy tubes of tomato paste.
Handy toothpaste tubes full of tomatoey goodness.
And, I hear you can buy pesto and even mint in such tubes, too. But, I haven't seen those tubes. Or, if I'm in stores that sell them I certainly never remember to look for it. (I'm sure Trader Joe's or Whole Foods MUST sell those tubes, right?)
For me, this works.
I use a tablespoon of tomato paste in sauce, or chili or whatever...then I freeze the rest laying flat. When I need a tablespoon, I break off a chunk. Nope, it's not an exact measurement and I'm okay with that.
I also do this with adobo sauce in those tiny 69 cent cans of chipotle peppers. A small corner of frozen adobo can bring a lot of flavor to the party when you are making tacos or even tomato basil soup out of a can.
I'll be sharing this tip over at Heather's Cooking With My Food Storage linky party.
What simple food storage tips do you use?
Tell us below in the comments.