Tomato Conversions & Equivalents
I have trouble remembering how to convert some ingredients. For example, how many cups of dry beans convert to how many ounces of cooked beans is always hard for me to remember. The same is true with tomatoes.
I needed to know how many ounces of fresh tomatoes are there in a 32-ounce of canned tomato. You'll want to know these conversions because some recipes give you the tomatoes fresh, some canned, and some as tomato paste.
You may be unable to get your hands on some fresh tomatoes out of season, so you resort to canned. It doesn't matter; here are tomato conversions that may be useful when cooking.
Of course, all this varies depending on the type of tomato you are referring to, but this will give you a good ballpark figure.
|1 small tomato||=||3 - 4 ounces|
|1 medium tomato||=||5 - 6 ounces|
|1 large tomato||=||7 ounces|
|1 cherry tomato||=||½ - 2 ounces|
|3 medium-round tomatoes||=||1 pound|
|8 plum tomatoes||=||1 pound|
|15 - 20 cherry tomatoes||=||1 pound|
|25 to 30 cherry tomatoes||yield||2 cups chopped|
|1 pound fresh tomatoes||yield||1½ cups chopped|
|1 pound of fresh tomatoes||yield||3 cups pureed|
|2½ pounds fresh tomatoes||yields||3 cups chopped, drained|
|2½ pounds fresh tomatoes||yields||2½ cups seeded, chopped, cooked|
|2 cups chopped tomatoes||=||1 pound|
|1 (14½ ounce) can tomatoes||=||5 to 6 whole or about 1 pound|
|1 (16-ounce) can tomatoes||=||2 cups|
|1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes||=||3 cups|
|1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes||=||10 to 12 whole or about 2 pounds|
|1 (35-ounce) can tomatoes||=||4 cups|
|1 bushel of tomatoes||=||53 - 56 pounds|
|1 bushel of tomatoes||=||30 quarts|
Tomato Paste Conversions
|⅜ cup tomato paste + ½ cup water||=||1 cup tomato sauce|
|1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste||yields||¾ cup|
Other Important Ingredient Conversions
|BEAN CONVERSIONS||INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS|
|HERB CONVERSIONS||MUSHROOM CONVERSIONS|
|GRAIN CONVERSIONS||PASTA/RICE CONVERSIONS|
|INGREDIENT CONVERSIONS||TOMATO CONVERSIONS|