Spiced Tomato Jam

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Spiced Tomato Jam

Sweet, tangy tomato jam that you’re going to want use on everything! It can be used as a spread on bread (think bruschetta), a dip, or a condiment to compliment your dinner dishes!


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, bruised
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons – 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • large thumb of ginger, in big chunks (to fish out later)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 cloves


  1. Add the bruised garlic and olive oil to a deep pan and fry until slightly browned.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on medium heat until reduced to a glossy, jam-like consistency. This can take anywhere between 2-4 hours depending on the water content in your tomatoes.
  3. I highly recommend tasting along the way to find the balance of spices and sweetness that works for you!
  4. Let cool and transfer to sterilised jars to keep for up to two weeks in the fridge.


  • I used cherry tomatoes because I had a surplus of them and I love the sweetness it brings but you can definitely use regular tomatoes.