Nothing is more satisying and delicious than making your own pasta sauce from scratch. All too often premade sauces in the grocery store contain unhealthy amounts of salt, sugar, and all sorts of chemical preservatives! Making your own is actually a lot easier than you would think and will prove time and time again that it really does pay off (for your health and your wallet) to do it yourself. It tastes soo good too!
This sauce can be used on pasta or on homemade pizza (we made this batch for pizza). See the variations in recipe below.
Note: You can find organic vegetable stock at Save U and a tomato paste that is free of preservatives at Brodies.
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 Hour
1 pack of Kunahmul Organics Roma Tomatoes
2 medium yellow onions
4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
2 tablespoons fresh basil
1/4 cup organic vegetable stock
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
*for pizza sauce: 2 teaspoons of tomato paste
1. Prepare bowl of ice water and set aside.
2. Wash and boil tomatoes for 30 seconds- 2 minutes. Put tomatoes in ice water.
3. Using a paring knife, peel off the skin of the tomatoes, starting from the end where the stem was. Dice tomatoes and set them aside.
4. Dice onions, garlic, thyme, oregano and basil.
5. Sauté with olive oil: onions, garlic and herbs in a dutch oven or crock pot on medium heat. Once the onions start to get soft, add the tomatoes and lower the heat.
6. Add vegetable stock, white wine and spices (salt, pepper) to the pot. Let simmer for an hour, checking every so often to make sure it hasn't burnt on the bottom. Like beans, you want to stir them once in a while, adding a splash of white wine, anytime the mixture looks too dry.
7. After an hour, add additional salt, pepper or sugar to taste. Let cool and blend the mixture in a food processor. If you are making sauce for pizza (like we did), add the tomato paste when blending. If you are making sauce for pasta, reheat the mixture and serve!
We make our homemade pizza crust using this recipe (cause Roberta's is delish). We topped this one with mushrooms, courgette, Kunahmul roma tomatoes, Kunahmul poblano peppers and goat cheese.