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Make-your-own Zingy Tomato Sauce!

Home with the family and looking for fun things to do with the kids that are healthy and taste nice? This amazing base tomato sauce is such a go-to in my house. It can be used on pasta, pizza, whizz it up smooth for a dip, add a hit of chilli or ginger, spread it on a sandwich or burger, the possibilities are endless.

There are so many great reasons to experiment with make-your-own recipes for household basics.

  • Keep the kids busy while helping feed the family. Watch how proud they are when everyone eats their sauce!

  • Teach kids the important life skills of what goes into their food and how to cook for themselves.

  • Do your pocketbook and the earth a favour- save buying all those sauces from the shops, no one needs all that extra packaging, artificial colouring, sugar or preservatives.

  • You can season make-your-own recipes to your crew's liking. Have a family that loves it spicy? Have a crew that likes it tangy? No problem!

  • You can use up any little bits of veggies, herbs, and spices etc you have sitting around- minimising food waste and saving money.

What You Need

  • 3 cloves garlic (or more depending what you want the sauce for), diced

  • 1 onion diced

  • 2 punnets cherry tomatoes

  • 1.5 cups stock of choice

  • Chef's Choice Italian herbs- a couple of teaspoons to taste (fresh herbs can also be used.)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Cream (if a creamy base is desired)


  1. Pan fry chopped garlic, onion and cherry tomatoes in a glug of olive oil.

  2. Add stock to the pan. cook at a simmer til the tomatoes break down. Season to taste with the Italian herbs, salt and pepper. Leave chunky or blend smooth as desired.

  3. If you want to try a creamy pasta base like this one - you can add cream to the pan and warm through.

Use this bright healthy base sauce in anyway you like! Let us know how you like it.


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