Tomato Free Low Histamine Recipes - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen (2024)

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No tomatoes – now what?

What to do when you can’t eat tomatoes anymore! The whole no tomato thing is something I often hear people struggling with when they start out on a low histamine diet. Or for that matter something a lot of people profoundly miss. I know for sure it has been one of my bigger struggles, throughout these past few years. But the struggle has definitely also inspired me to come up with a bunch of alternatives for the more traditional tomato rich dishes like pastas and pizzas 😀 So in this post I have collected 8 of my Tomato Free Low Histamine Recipes for you guys.

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While I’m currently fine with tomatoes now and then (especially the yellow cherry tomatoes), I still mainly cook without tomatoes. And since the whole tomato free thing is a real struggle for a lot of people I wanted to collect all of the recipes, with alternatives for the more traditional tomato rich dishes, which I have published so far 😀 I hope you’ll find some much needed tomato free inspiration \o/.

Carrot Ketchup

This recipe for carrot ketchup is a great alternative to ketchup. And great for when you really want to be able to dip your sweet potato fries in something 😉

Nomato Sauce and Tomato free pasta dishes

Have you heard about nomato sauce??? I for sure hadn’t before I started on my histamine friendly adventure! And I’m telling you nomato saucehas been a total game changer 😀

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It took me a while to perfect my histamine friendly version of the nomato sauce, but once a nailed it Pasta night was totally saved 😀 And after that my nomato sauce has been a stable resident in my freezer, for quick pasta dishes, pizza sauce and lasagna. Yes Lasagna!!! My family absolutely loved it when I was testing my Low Histamine Lasagna recipe with nomato sauce…. my oldest son even gave it a thumbs up and called it perfect! What more could a mother wish for ???

Histamine FriendlyNomato Sauce

Low HistamineLasagna

For pasta I also really like pesto and bell pepper sauce 😀 I also sometimes just fry up some veggies in a pan, add some pesto and bam you have a great pasta sauce 🙂

Zoodles withLow Histamine Pestoand Turmeric Chicken

Tomato Free Low Histamine Pizza Recipes

My husband is really stuck on the idea of a pizza being a base with tomato sauce and a looooot of cheese. But with histamine intolerance this isn’t a great combo at all! So it is time to expand the idea of pizza, it can be so much more than tomato sauce and cheese. Just check out these three low histamine pizzas:

Low HistamineCassava Pizza Crust

Histamine FriendlyPumpkin Pizza

Pizza withLow Histamine Pestoand Fresh Figs

Great Tomato Free Inspiration from Other bloggers

The internet and social media is great for finding inspiration for histamine friendly recipes, and alternatives to traditionally tomato based recipes. Here is a couple of recipes from other bloggers that just looks and sounds amazing 😀

Lauren Reynolds from Fork Broccoli is totally rocking the low histamine recipes, and this Nomato Sauce with Lamb Meatballs is definitely no exception 😀

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If you are not Already Familiar with Nathalie Gleitman from Nathalie’s Cuisine, it is about time 🙂 She has a bunch of veggie based pasta recipes and this lovely recipe for Veggie Lasagna 🙂

Veggie Lasagna

Most people dealing with histamine intolerance becomes familiar with Yasmina Ykelenstam from “Healing Histamine”pretty quick. While most of her recipes are in her books, you can also find some recipes on her blog, and this pasta dish just looks and sounds divine 😀

Creamy Anti-inflammatory Artichoke Pasta w/Antihistamine Herbs (Gluten & Dairy Free)

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  1. Tomato Free Low Histamine Recipes - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen (12)Pam T says

    I am new to the histamine diet, but due to other intolerances and allergies, my diet is super restricted already. I really miss tomatoes now. But I can’t have any bell peppers, root vegetables except small quantities of white potato, any squash or melon, gluten, legumes, nuts, seafood, pork, oregano, and many other things. How do you replace tomato if you can’t have carrot or bell pepper or sweet potato or squash? There is literally no source of “orange” or “red” in my diet right now. I am working soon with nutritionists, but every recipe for histamine intolerance relies on other things I don’t eat. I can eat a gf crust for pizza, with nothing on it- no cheese, no red sauce, no pesto, no cured meats ,etc. I am half Italian. I just want to eat some gf pasta with sauce or a gf pizza again. Do you have any ideas?


    • Tomato Free Low Histamine Recipes - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen (13)taniasurrow says

      Hi Pam,

      I can understand why you are frustrated. And as an Italian how the loss of tomato must feel overwhelming. It is great that you are starting to work with a nutritionist. Make sure he/she comes up with a few recipe ideas for you which includes some of the foods you can have. Not knowing your full list of your allowed foods it can of course be difficult for me to come up with ideas. But here is one for pizza and pasta. Make a pesto kind of sauce from basil, cooked broccoli, spring onion, oil and salt. Use this as pasta sauce and pizza sauce. Top of the pizza with more cooked broccoli, fried red onions if you tolerate onions and raw quail eggs/ chicken eggs. Ultimate green pizza.

      It might sound annoying/impossible at first….. but once you have mourned the loss of the foods you can’t have. You can start to see the possibilities in the foods you have left.

      I really hope the nutritionist will help you get there, so that you can start your healing journey and maybe in the future enjoy tomatoes again.



    • Tomato Free Low Histamine Recipes - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen (14)Lisa says

      I’m same boat hope to learn from this site, I’m starving dang gut infections mcas, living night mare


  2. Tomato Free Low Histamine Recipes - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen (15)Annelies says

    This is a great recipe! I’ve made it twice. Stored the surplus in the freezer, great for a quick meal without using tomato. I saved the recipe on my computer. Thanks!


    • Tomato Free Low Histamine Recipes - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen (16)taniasurrow says

      So happy to hear that Annelies 😀


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Tomato Free Low Histamine Recipes - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen (2024)


Does cooking tomatoes remove histamine? ›

It's important to note that cooking tomatoes does not significantly reduce their histamine content. While cooking methods like boiling or roasting may slightly decrease histamine levels, it is not enough to make a significant difference for individuals with histamine intolerance.

What is the best cooking method for a low histamine diet? ›

One of the best cooking methods for histamine intolerance is using your instant pot. One of the biggest issues with cooking and histamine intolerance is that high-heat and long cooking time can increase histamine levels in your food. This is not the case when using your instant pot.

What foods calm histamine? ›

Low-Histamine Alternatives
  • Fresh meat.
  • Fresh fruit, but with limited citrus and plantains, which are similar to bananas.
  • Fresh vegetables, but with limited tomato, eggplant, and spinach.
  • Rice and coconut milk.
  • Herbal tea, but avoid black and green tea.
  • Whole-grain products including pasta and bread.

Are canned tomatoes high in histamine? ›

Tomatoes are naturally high in histamine and also act as histamine liberators. In other words, they trigger the release of the body's existing histamine.

Can histamine be destroyed by cooking? ›

Cooking causes inactivation of histamine-producing spoilage bacteria. However, histamine is heat resistant, so it can remain intact in cooked products41.

Do onions lower histamine? ›

All that said, there are foods that are really useful because they act as natural anti-histamines, inhibiting the action of histamine – these include onions, apples and blueberries.

Are scrambled eggs high in histamine? ›

Eggs are likely suitable for a low histamine diet. Egg yolks are low histamine, and egg whites, while traditionally thought of as being histamine liberators, are likely friendly for a low histamine diet as well. Traditionally. patients were thought to react better to cooked egg whites versus raw egg whites.

What is a realistic low histamine diet? ›

Low Histamine Foods
  • Fruit: blueberries, apricots, cranberries, apples, mango, peaches.
  • Vegetables: Onion, sweet potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, beets.
  • Dairy: Butter, cream cheese, pasteurized milk. ...
  • Meats: Freshly cooked meat and poultry. ...
  • Grains: Potatoes, corn, rice, oats.
  • Fats and Oils: animal fats.

Can I eat hard boiled eggs on a low histamine diet? ›

Boiled, fried, or poached eggs aren't affected by cooking methods when it comes to histamine content. Eggs are low in histamines, this makes them ideal for the low-histamine diet. Chickpeas, peanuts, and lentils have been found to have low concentrations of histamines and may be safely consumed in a low-histamine diet.

How I cured my histamine intolerance? ›

People with histamine intolerance can usually manage their condition by changing their diets. In severe cases, taking DAO supplements or other medications can help. Sometimes the intolerance is temporary, and you can eventually go back to eating foods that you'd been avoiding.

What are the worst histamine foods? ›

Foods high in histamine or triggering histamine release are the worst for histamine intolerance. These include fermented foods, cured meats, alcohol, aged cheeses, citrus fruits, fish, shellfish, avocados, tomatoes, nuts, and certain spices like cinnamon, chili powder, and cloves.

How do you flush histamine out of your body? ›

Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water can help flush out histamine and other toxins from the body. Aim for at least 8 cups of water a day. Avoid triggers: Certain triggers, such as tobacco smoke and certain medications, can increase histamine levels. Avoiding these triggers can help reduce histamine levels in your body.

What meat is lowest in histamine? ›

Generally speaking, it is advised to avoid all pork if you are following a low histamine diet as pork is particularly high in histamines. The GOOD NEWS however, is that lamb and chicken are generally low in histamine. Our lamb and chicken, in particular, are extremely fresh, most likely the freshest you will find.

Why is my body producing so much histamine? ›

Diet: Histamine-rich foods can cause DAO enzymes to function improperly. Some foods can block DAO enzymes or trigger histamine release. Bacterial overgrowth: When your body is unable to digest food properly, bacteria grow, causing you to produce too much histamine.

Is coffee high in histamine? ›

Coffee is high in histamine which can set off what looks like an allergic reaction but it doesn't occur through the typical allergy mechanism. Instead, the histamine from the coffee causes an inflammatory reaction that can be quite severe in some people.

Are cooked tomatoes anti inflammatory? ›

DON'T Avoid Nightshade Vegetables

Some people say they have less joint pain and inflammation when they stop eating nightshades, but research hasn't shown this. Take tomatoes, for example. They have lycopene and vitamin C that help curb inflammation.

How do you reverse tomato allergy? ›

Avoidance is the best option, but tomato allergies can usually be treated successfully with antihistamines, and topical steroidal ointment can be useful when treating an allergic rash.

How do you get rid of tomato allergy? ›

The best treatment for tomato allergy is avoidance. Thankfully, most cases of tomato allergies are mild and can be treated with antihistamines, so it's helpful to keep them with you. Over-the-counter medications may be strong enough, but you can also get prescribed medications to treat your symptoms.

How do you counteract tomato allergy? ›

Tomato Allergy Treatment

In the event of exposure and only mild reaction like oral itching or a rash, oral antihistamines like cetirizine (Zyrtec) block histamine, the chemical produced by the immune system that triggers allergy symptoms.

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