If you enjoy making your own pizzas you’ll totally love this easy tomato sauce recipe. Granted I have shared a similar recipe here but this has to be the easiest and uses just a handful of ingredients.
The key to making the perfect tomato sauce is blanching, peeling and blending the tomatoes. Sounds a bit tasking but trust me it’s totally worth it. Ensure the tomatoes are at their peak.
To blanch the tomatoes, add the tomatoes in boiling water and let them boil for 30 – 60 seconds then drain and put them in icy cold water. The skin will start to pull away and then you can easily peel them. I normally peel over running water.
Since the tomato sauce is used a base for various dishes from pizza to pasta, flavouring is key. Nothing too overpowering. I normally just flavour with garlic and my usual salt and black pepper.
Heat some oil and add the finely chopped garlic. Garlic can easily burn in case you aren’t careful and burnt garlic is quite bitter. You want the garlic to be fragrant before adding the tomatoes.
For the tomatoes, I just pulsed them in a blender to form some juice.
In the fragrant garlic, add the tomato juice.
Now set your timer for 30 minutes and wait as the sauce simmers to a rich red colour. Before you can start on your favorite series, add some sugar, yeah sugar. Tomatoes tend to be acidic and a little sugar tends to cut the acidity.
Halfway through the cooking time, taste and season the sauce accordingly with salt and black pepper.
Once done,the sauce will have a rich red colour and will have thicken a little bit. Now the sauce is ready for use either as a base for pizza or you can toss some it with some pasta and fresh basil. Sluuurp!
I used mine for pizza.
So there you have it, my go to easy tomato sauce recipe.
Try it, I guarantee you’ll love it.
Easy Tomato Sauce
- 10 tomatoes, blanched and peeled
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp cooking oil, preferably olive oil.
Start by blending the blanched and peeled tomatoes to make juice.
In a sauce pan, heat the oil and fry the garlic until fragrant.
Pour in the tomato juice.
Stir in the sugar.
Cover and let the sauce simmer over medium low heat for 30 minutes.
Halfway through, taste and season the sauce with salt and black pepper.
Once the sauce is done, it will have a rich red colour,
Enjoy with pasta and fresh basil or as a base for your favourite pizza.
Sounds very easy. I’ll try it out.
Do tell me how it goes once you do.
Your posts are so informative! Now I know how to flavour my tomato sauce.
Thank you Muthoni.
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