Basic tomato sauce

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Tomato sauce Easy Food

Serves 2


1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 shallot, peeled and diced
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
500ml tomato passata
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 tsp brown sugar
Salt and black pepper
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
Handful of fresh basil, chopped
Handful of fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the shallot and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Stir in the tomato passata.
  4. Bring to a boil, then stir in the tomato purée and sugar. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Reduce the temperature and simmer the sauce for 20 minutes.
  6. Add the celery and carrots and cook for 10 minutes until soft.
  7. Stir in the fresh herbs and season to taste. Serve immediately, or let come to room temperature before storing.

Per Serving 217 kcals, 8.3g fat (0.5g saturated), 30.4g carbs, 9.2g sugars, 5.9g protein, 4.9g fibre, 0.095g sodium