As the song goes, you say ‘tomato’ and I say… tomato jam!

While traveling with our kids this summer, my youngest started getting more adventurous with her restaurant entrees. She quickly grew tired of the kids menu chicken tenders and fries… this six-year-old wanted veggie platters with hummus, heirloom tomatoes, BLTs, corn chowder, and fritters.

One evening we got to our destination really late and ended up in a hotel bar at 9:30 PM. The menu wasn’t exactly kid-friendly, so she decided on shrimp cocktail. Instead of horseradish-laden cocktail sauce, the shrimp came with a slightly sweet tomato jam.

She was hooked.

In addition to being a delightful surprise for shrimp cocktail, tomato jam is delicious on sandwiches, AMAZING on BLTs, delicious on top of cheese and crackers, and the perfect condiment for your summer picnic. It also helps use up that bumper crop of August plum tomatoes!

We made this recipe from The Kitchn and it was a whole-family crowd pleaser.

If you’re looking for another way to up your condiment game (and don’t want to make it yourself), we can’t get enough of this Maple Bacon Jam from Stonewall Kitchen (affiliate link).

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