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Fresh tomato sauce - add to everything.. Pasta, pizza, baked eggs, etc. So easy and so much better than the bought stuff. xx

Fresh Tomato Sauce


  • 1.5 kgs ripe tomatoes (about 25 tomatoes)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic; finely sliced
  • 1 brown onion; finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • handful of fresh basil; chopped


  • To remove the skin from the tomatoes, use a knife make a cross on the tomatoes and plunge into boiling water for a few minutes. Remove skin and when cooled enough to handle, peel the skin off and roughly chop.
  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil, garlic and onion. Cook until soft but not browned.
  • Add the tomatoes and using the back of your spoon break them up as much as you can. Bring to the boil and then allow to simmer for about 30-90 minutes. It will depend on how ripe you tomatoes are and the water content. Also the consistency and taste you like best.
  • Once the sauce has thicken up, add basil and season; add 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper to taste.


Makes about 700ml