Kevin Dundon serves up a delicious tomato and basil sauce which is perfect for chicken, pasta and pizza.


  • 2 cans of chopped tomatoes (800g)
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 6 (to 8) mushrooms-sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tblsp torn basil
  • 125 ml cream (optional)
  • seasoning


  • Heat a medium sized saucepan and fry the onion, mushroom and garlic until nice and soft. Mix in the chopped tomatoes. Allow the mixture to bubble away for about 10 minutes.
  • If using the cream add to the sauce now to enrich it. Adjust the seasoning and then reduce the heat to a very low heat and continue to cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Add the chopped basil and then puree the sauce in a food processor or blender. Serve as required.
  • Serving Suggestions: You can serve this sauce with any of the following: cooked chicken breasts; Use as a sauce on pizza bases, top with mozzarella for a delicious margarita; Serve over some delicious meatballs; Toss in some freshly cooked pasta and scatter with a little grated parmesan; Pour over roasted vegetables for a cheat’s ratatouille.
  • Basil can also go well with Lemon peel, Mandarin peel and Kumquat peel, Tea black, Peru dark chocolate and Uganda dark chocolate.