Tomato Butter – this party just got started

Tomato Butter - this party just got started - tomato butter ready to eat #accompaniment #butter |

There comes a day in everyone’s life when they know they’re changing as a person. It could be after a revolutionary life event.

It could be a ‘eureka’ moment, where they just get it. In my particular case it was the day I took tomato butter to a party.


I was excited about it too. Long gone are the days I brought the beer, or the vodka – now it’s all about tomato butter.

Whether it’s the advent of family life, or perhaps just the progression of age, there comes a certain time when things just change.

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing either. It was still a great party, and a lot of fun was had. It was just the type of party that changed.

The hangover wasn’t as bad as usual either (knowing you’ll be up at 6am with two kids to look after is a pretty good preventative) – which also meant less of the next day was wasted.

In today’s busy schedule, that’s a win-win too.

On a side note, if you do suffer from hangovers, make sure you check out these anti-hangover baked eggs, or this extremely simple hangover sandwich.

Tomato Butter - this party just got started - tomato butter ingredients #vegetarian #dip |

Tomato Butter – party hard

This tomato butter has actually been known to HurryTheFoodUp for a long, long time. Much longer than the website has existed, in fact.

It was a recipe introduced to us by our lovely friend Elli (thank you Elli!) many, many years ago and we’re very grateful for her excellent taste.

We even ate it at our New Year’s Eve party way back in 2010.

Eight years later, and tomato butter is making another appearance – it’s certainly been around the block.

Tomato Butter - this party just got started - mix all ingredients into a big bowl and give it a good mash up with a fork #tomato #side |

Halloween – the spiritual home of tomato butter

This tomato butter has also seen its fair share of halloweens.

Thanks to the deep red colour, it is the perfect accompaniment to any halloween food platter, and has received many compliments on its striking appearance and ability to blend in with vampires and werewolves.

If you’ve ever needed halloween food inspiration, you’re in the right place.

Last but not least, it goes without saying that tomato butter is absolutely delicious. The taste comes as a surprise to many – they just don’t expect it to taste that good.

But it does, and you can count on it. Stock up on some good quality, freshly baked bread and you’re on to an absolute treat.

Tomato Butter - this party just got started - spread thickly, ignore the arteries, and enjoy #bread #spread |

Tomato Butter - this party just got started - tomato butter ready to eat #accompaniment #butter |
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Tomato Butter

Elevate any party with the ultimate party food - tomato butter. Just keep your eye on it - it’ll be gone in seconds!
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Time 5 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Calories 65 kcal


  • 8.5 oz plain butter (alternatively, use salted butter and skip adding extra salt later)
  • 7 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Of course, good bread is the ultimate companion for tomato party butter. The fresher, the better. Spread thickly, ignore the arteries, and enjoy.


  1. Chop the onion and garlic as finely as possible. Fine is important. Put them in a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter, tomato paste, lemon juice, salt, pepper and paprika to the bowl and give it all a good mash up with a fork. Make sure everything gets mixed in well.
  3. Place in a suitable serving dish (or transportable dish).
  4. Party hard.

Recipe Notes

Need more party ideas? Then take a look at our dips and sauces. There’s something for every party here 😉

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1.2g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 0.6g
Protein 0.3g 1%
Calcium 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Is this 250 g butter salted or nah? I see that salt is actually added to the recipe, but I am just makin’ sure.

    • Hi Dave – just replied to your email. It’s plain butter, so I’ll update that, thanks. Alternatively, use salted butter and skip the salt 🙂

  2. Looks great but can we use fresh tomatoes instead?

    • Hi Gwendolyn! I’m sure you could – just make sure some of the water is drained from the tomatoes first, otherwise it would make the butter a bit watery.

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