Quick Tomato Sauce

Quick Tomato Sauce

Posted 2017-03-23 by Jac's Vegheadfollow
Everybody should have a great and quick tomato sauce recipe under their belt. It's great to add to pasta, pizza, beans, on chips or for the base of a fragrant curry or soup. It's easy and fast to make and will save you from buying salt laden and sometimes expensive jars from the store.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 1 litre

Ingredients
2 tbs olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 bunch fresh basil
3 x 400 g good-quality diced tinned tomatoes
Pinch of sea salt
Bigger pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Method
  • Place a large non-stick pot over a medium high heat and pour in the olive oil. Peal and finely chop the garlic then add it to the pot and stir until the garlic begins to colour.
  • Wash and tear the basil and add it to the pot along with the diced tomatoes and mush it with a wooden spoon.



  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. As soon as the sauce comes to the boil, remove the pot from the heat and strain the sauce through a coarse sieve. Use your wooden spoon to push any larger bits of tomato through. You should have basil and garlic left in the sieve - throw this away.
  • Pour the strained sauce back into the pot and bring to the boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • The sauce is ready when it’s the perfect consistency to spread on a pizza or, in todays case, dollop over gnocchi.



  • Store the sauce in sterilised jars in the fridge for a week or so. Can also be frozen in batches.
    Depending on what you are using the sauce for, you may not want to strain it.



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    #italian
    #vegan
    #vegetarian
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    #vegetarian
    #dinner
    #lunch
    #sauce
    #simple
    #tomatoes


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