Tomato Chia Seed Jam

  • Author: NOURISHED. the blog
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion (from about 1/4 large onion)
  • 1 teaspoon oil (I used extra virgin olive)
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped and their juices (use grape, Roma or vine tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat cook the onions until very translucent in the oil.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, sugar, salt and vinegar and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a gentle boil and then reduce heat and simmer.
  3. Let tomatoes simmer for 30-35 minutes, until most of the liquid has reduced.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds. Allow mixture to cool slightly and thicken before serving or store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.