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fresh tomato sauce by Sneaky Veg

Simple tomato sauce for pasta

Mandy Mazliah
Everyone needs a good recipe for simple tomato sauce for pasta - this is mine. Made with fresh tomatoes and perfect for summer.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 kg ripe tomatoes roughly chopped (this is roughly 12 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar optional


  • Put all the ingredients into a large pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes with the lid on.
  • Remove the lid, give everything a good stir, and cook for a further 20 minutes, leaving the lid off, until the sauce has thickened.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • You can enjoy this sauce as it is or blend for a smoother result if preferred.
Keyword fresh tomato sauce
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