Basic Tomato Sauce

By: Clare O'Sullivan
Basic Tomato Sauce


  1. Heat the oil and saute the onion and garlic until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the passata and tomato puree then simmer gently for 10-15 minutes until thickened.
  4. Add the basil, sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook for a few minutes, then serve with your favourite pasta topped with extra basil and grated Parmigiano or Parmesan cheese.
  • TIP: Add fresh chili or ½ tsp of chili flakes when sauteing the onions and garlic for a spicy arrabbiata sauce.
  • More about the Author

    Clare O'Sullivan

    Clare, mother of two teenage girls, has been living on the Indian ocean island of Mauritius for the past seven years. In her desire to embrace a healthy family lifestyle, and through her love of travel and cooking, she has created a series of easy, quick, family friendly recipes that has allowed her family to transition to a vegetarian/vegan/plant-based diet. When Clare is not creating new recipes, she enjoys travel, outdoor living, hiking and beach life.

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