Simple Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

Simple Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce


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A simple and fresh tasting pasta sauce. It can be left chunky or pureed in a blender. The fresh basil added at the end is essential.

Carolyn S

Serves: 4 

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 (400g) tins tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 3/4 cup basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frypan over medium heat; cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir the tomatoes, chilli flakes, vinegar and sugar into the onion and garlic mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until the flavours blend to your liking, 45 to 60 minutes. Stir the basil into the sauce; season with salt and pepper.

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