Home made tomato sauce

The base for many a great dish.


  • 1 large onion (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tblsp tomato puree
  • 1 dsp of sugar
  • 1 tblsp chopped basil
  • left over vegetables


  1. Gently fry onion and garlic in olive oil, for five minutes. Do not let the onion and garlic colour.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and sugar.
  3. Allow tomato mixture to simmer on a very low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add Basil and season with pepper to taste.
  5. The sauce will be a little chunky, if you prefer a smooth sauce blend the sauce with a hand held blender.
  6. Hand blend in any other vegetables you have left over.


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