Basil Tomato Sauce
|Olive oil||5 Tablespoon|
|Onions||2 , chopped|
|Red pepper||1 , cored, seeded and chopped|
|Canned tomatoes/1 1/2 pound fresh tomatoes||2 Pound, skinned, halved and seeded|
|Garlic cloves||1 Large, chopped|
|Fresh basil leaves/1 teaspoon dried basil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Small Handful Of)|
Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the celery and red pepper.
Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, then add the tomatoes, sugar, garlic, seasoning and basil, if you are using dried basil.
Let the sauce simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly, then pour into a blender or food processor.
Add the fresh basil, if using, and blend until smooth.
This sauce freezes beautifully, and keeps very well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1119 Calories from Fat 691
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78 g120.4%
Saturated Fat 10.9 g54.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1612.2 mg67.2%
Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.5%
Dietary Fiber 24.8 g99%
Sugars 19.5 g
Protein 20 g39.2%
Vitamin A 212.4% Vitamin C 445.6%
Calcium 39.8% Iron 75.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet