Three-Tomato Marinara Sauce

    55 minutes

    Low in kilojoules and very high on flavour, tomatoes are a wonderful food. Along with vitamin C, they offer a tremendous amount of lycopene, a cancer-fighting carotenoid.

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    Serves: 40 

    • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 large onions, finely chopped
    • 8 cloves garlic, minced
    • 6 cans no-added-salt tomatoes (400g each), chopped with their juice
    • 2 tablespoons no-added-salt tomato paste
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • Salt

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl in boiling water to cover. Stand for 15 minutes or until softened. Drain and chop finely.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 15 minutes or until very soft.
    3. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, the tomatoes and their juice, the tomato paste, sugar and salt to taste. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the sauce is well flavoured and slightly thickened.

    Did you know?

    Studies indicate that the disease-fighting lycopene in tomatoes is best absorbed when the tomatoes have been heat-processed (cooked or canned) using a small amount of oil.

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