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!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oil in pan over medium heat, and sauté the onions until they are soft – stir in the fresh garlic.
  2. Add the tomatoes into the pan, along with the fresh basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!