Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce
I think many can agree with me that homemade pasta sauce is 100 times better than canned or jarred – most of the time (haha). But I am always looking for a sauce that taste fresh… which is why I created my own sauce just a few days ago. It turned out amazing! I am excited to share the recipe with you!
- 8 Fresh roma tomatoes diced
- 1 Yellow onion diced
- 1 Garlic clove, minced
- 1T Olive oil (or oil of choice)
- Fresh basil
- Fresh oregano
- 3 Sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
- 3/4 cup Mushrooms diced
- 2 T Balsamic vinegar
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Heat oil in pan over medium heat, and sauté the onions until they are soft – stir in the fresh garlic.
- Add the tomatoes into the pan, along with the fresh basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
- You may need to add water to the pan if the sauce starts to stick. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove the pan from heat and let it cool for 3-5 minutes. During this time, add the sun-dried tomatoes and a small teaspoon or your choice amount of balsamic vinegar to a blender and scoop in the sauce. Blend until the sauce is nearly liquid, with few chunks remaining.
- Empty the sauce back into the pan and add the mushrooms. The mushrooms will add a meaty texture to the sauce and replicate a bolognese. Feel free to add fresh diced peppers as well!
- Boil hot water and add your preferred pasta – or use spiralled vegetables. I like to use whole grain or Quinoa pasta! Some of my favourite brands are Ancient Harvest or GoGo Quinoa.
- Serve hot and enjoy!