Tomato Sauce

A tomato sauce that you can tinker with around the edges according to what dish it is complementing is what I am offering here, and it is so easy to make.

Serves 4 with preparation time about 10 minutes and cooking time about 20 minutes



1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 onion finely chopped

1 clove garlic crushed

450gm/1lb tin of tomato pulp or passata

salt and pepper

For a hot sauce

1 level teaspoon chilli flakes

For a savoury sauce

2 level teaspoons of dried mixed herbs or herbs of your choice

For a sweet and sour sauce

1 desert spoon of sugar (adjust to your taste)

2 desert spoons of pineapple juice or white wine vinegar

For an Indian sauce

1 level teaspoon of your favourite curry powder (adjust to your taste)


  1. Gently fry the onion in the oil for about 4 minutes then add the garlic, cooking for another 3 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato, salt and pepper and the herbs or spices of your choice.
  3. Bring to the boil cooking for a few minutes.
  4. Use a stick blender to smooth the sauce then check the flavour and adjust  if you need to.
  5. Decant into a serving jug or dish and keep warm until ready to use.

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