Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce2013-05-01
- Yield : 1 1/2 cups
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 20m
Fresh Tomato & Basil Tomato Sauce
This fresh tomato and basil pasta sauce took the Baked Meatballs in a Simple Tomato Sauce to another level! Charlie deserves a lot of the credit for this sauce encouraging me to use the big bag of roma tomatoes we had bought on the weekend. At first I wasn’t at all interested thinking of the extra mess I would make and time it would take but Charlie encouraged me to use all the lovely fresh ingredients we had at home. And to be honest it took no time at all and was almost done by the time the meatballs had finished baking in the oven. So yummy, highly recommend you try it! Next time I will be doubling the quantity to make sure I have some for the freezer.
Note: You will find the sauce is more of an orange colour and completely normals as the skins of the tomato have been removed.
Nutrition Note: Many commercial pasta sauces are loaded with sodium (salt). Taking the time to make your own with good quality ingredients and no added salt is a healthy and nutritious choice.
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- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 500g ripe tomatoes
- 1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 8-10 basil leaves
- pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until onion is soft being careful not to brown the onion. -
While the onions are cooking prepare the tomatoes. Remove the core from each tomato and using a knife make a cross on the other end. Put the tomatoes in a bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to stand for a minute. Drain the tomatoes, return to the bowl and cover with cold water. Peel away the skin and roughly chop. Set aside. -
Uncover, add the tomatoes, garlic and basil and cook for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes have collapsed, stirring often to ensure the sauce doesn't stick. Season with pepper to taste. -
Process sauce using a bamix or food processor until smooth. Use in place of tinned crushed tomatoes, bottled pasta sauce or passata. -
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