Tomato sauce


Difficulty:Very easy  Time:Quick

INGREDIENTS (x 4 persons):

  • - 500 ml Italian tomato salsa
  • - 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • - 1 garlic clove
  • - extra virgin olive oil
  • - salt
  • - a pinch of caster sugar
  • - fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped (optional)


  • 1. In a deep saucepan sweat the onion and the garlic in plenty of olive oil.
  • 2. Pour the tomato salsa in the pan, and adjust it with salt and a pinch of sugar. Let it cook slowly until creamy.
  • 3. Finally, and optionally, add some basil.


  • - This is the very basic recipe for a homemade tomato sauce. Quick and easy. The sauce can be used and added to many other recipes, such as Parmigiana or pasta in the oven.
  • - A very nice combination of this sauce is with pasta (any kind), a generous amount of grated parmesan, and a drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil. Kids will love it!
  • - If you do not find a good Italian salsa brand (eg Cirio, Mutti) you can make the sauce by using ‘San Marzano’ tomatoes in cans, roughly chopped. At the end, finely get a cream with an electronic mixer.