Tomato Sauce – Basic Recipe


Tomato Sauce – Basic Recipe

Ready in: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

2 1/2 lbs (1.1 kg) tomatoes
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cane sugar
1 teaspoon mixed dry herbs (basil, oregano)
salt
freshly ground pepper
Optional: 1 large carrot

1. Wash the tomatoes. Put them into a large bowl and pour over with boiling water, enough to cover. Let them stand for 5 minutes. Drain the tomatoes, then peel off the skin and remove the pulp from the seeds. (Reserve the tomato juice.)

2. Sieve the reserved tomato juice into a small bowl. Cut the cubes into smaller portions. Finely chop the onions and garlic. Wash and peel the carrot. Then, cut into small cubes.

3. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. When sizzling, add the onions, garlic, mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Cook over a low heat, until softened, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the carrots and cook for 5 minutes more.

4. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato juice and cane sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season the tomato sauce with salt.

Per serving:

Energy: 153 kcal / 638 kJ
Fat: 7,6 g
Carbohydrates: 14,3 g
of which sugars: 12,4 g
Protein: 4 g
Fibre: 5,6 g

Personal note: Leave the carrot out, if you like.

 


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