Ok, so here’s the thing, jars of sauce never make their way into my trolley – why? Because it is cheap and easy to make your own, not to mention better for you without all the preservatives. Here’s my super easy tomato sauce, which can be used as the base for pasta dishes, curries, and all sorts of other things as it’s so easy to adapt.
1 tin or carton of chopped tomatoes
1 onion – red or Spanish, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
In the pan warm the oil and add the onion and garlic, after a minute or so pour in the tomatoes, stir and allow to simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Now onto how to adapt it for different dishes;
Add chopped fresh chillies with the onion and garlic.
Throw in some ginger or paprika to add depth.
Basil, oregano and rosemary chopped finely, make a pungent base.
You can use fresh, dried or frozen herbs and spices.
It works out cheaper than jars of sauce and you can freeze it. Magic.