Tomato Sauce


I love making homemade tomato sauce, for little effort you get a sauce packed full of flavour. My recipe isn’t fancy but it makes such a difference when I add it to pizza or pasta. I add two cans of chopped tomatoes to a pan and then add the ingredients I want to flavour the sauce with. I love garlic, so I always add at least a couple of teaspoons of minced garlic along with a selection of herbs. It’s a simple recipe that works perfectly with pizza, pasta or fish. It’s slightly sweet with a touch of spice and the fresh basil adds a wonderful element of fragrance and vibrancy.



Garlic Tomato Sauce
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  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 400g cans chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • Handful of fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  1. Add coconut oil and garlic to a pan and lightly fry for several minutes until the garlic begins to get a little colour
  2. Add tinned tomato to pan and season with salt & pepper, dried basil, oregano, rosemary, cayenne pepper and chilli flakes
  3. Add to a low heat and reduce the mixture to a thick sauce. You will need to stir regularly
  4. When the mixture has started to reduce to a thick sauce add a splash of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil
  5. Store in a glass jar in fridge for up to a week

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  • Reply Michelle Eng October 30, 2013, 8:48 am

    Thank you Thank you soo much.
    I was searching for this recipe & found it in Finding Vegan :)
    I have always wanted to try my hands on homemade tomato sauce but didn’t know how!
    Love it !!

    • Reply Casey October 30, 2013, 3:54 pm

      Wonderful! Hope you love it :)

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