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Simple Fresh Tomato Sauce

Claire Wright

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In season now

Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 30 mins


1kg ripe (deep red and slightly soft) tomatoes

2 tbsp olive oil (or whatever oil you prefer to use)

1 onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, optional

Salt & pepper

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp dried oregano

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


Kitchen Ninja

Make your own fresh tomato sauce the easy way and use it over and over in recipes. The kids will love making (and eating) this one!


Blitz the tomatoes. (Don’t have a mixer/blender? Chop them roughly until the pieces are small and juices are flowing, mashing slightly with the knife as you go.)

Set a saucepan over low heat and add the olive oil. Once it is hot, add the onion and season with salt and pepper, then cook gently for 5 mins or until softened and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes, tomato puree, sugar and oregano. Cover the saucepan with a lid and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and add seasoning if needed, then blitz in a blender or with a hand blender until smooth.

Claire Wright

Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.

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