Definition of passata in English:

passata

noun

  • [mass noun] A thick paste made from sieved tomatoes and used especially in Italian cooking.

    • ‘The passata came from tomatoes grown in my mother's garden in the South of France, laboriously boiled, peeled and deseeded.’
    • ‘With a resident chef, they grow and produce such delights as their own red onion marmalade, Well-Being Herb Tea with their own rose hips and passata from their own tomatoes.’
    • ‘Pat the tomatoes dry on kitchen paper and then place in a blender with the rest of the vegetables, the herbs, the vinegar, Tabasco and passata.’
    • ‘A heap of Scottish mince with instant pasta and cartoned passata can pass for lasagne.’
    • ‘Split each pitta in half horizontally, and spread each with one level tablespoon of passata.’
    • ‘To make the marinade, place the gin, lemon juice, thyme, chilli, honey and passata in a large bowl, along with a teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper.’
    • ‘Combine the tomato paste, passata, salt and pepper, and spread over the pizza bases to within 2cm of the edge.’
    • ‘Then add the chopped tomatoes, tomato passata, and balsamic vinegar.’

Origin

Italian.

Pronunciation:

passata

/pəˈsɑːtə/