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Tomatoes dashi kombu substitute recipe
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6-minute dashi without kombu, but with tomatoes

For quick and easy dashi without kombu, you can use something you'll probably have in the pantry right now...tomatoes! And it's much faster than kombu dashi.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Dashi, kombu
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 10kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2



  • Slice the tomatoes in 4 so they have lots of exposed surfaces to give off their flavor.
  • Bring water to a boil, then add the bonito flakes and sliced tomatoes.
    Add sliced tomatoes in dashi
  • Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid with a fine strainer and use this dashi in your dishes.
    Strain tomato dashi with a fine strainer


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg