Choosing tomato based sauces instead of cream or cheese based sauces is a simple and effective way to make meals far healthier. Simple tomato sauces are so easy to make and yes – they do taste much better than store-bought alternatives, and can have a fraction of the salt content! Here’s a classic sauce you can make in minutes. Serve with bread sticks, or bake with on a pizza base.
Blend a large can of whole peeled tomatoes until smooth in a blender or food processor. Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan over medium/high heat. Add handful of finely chopped onions, a crushed
garlic clove, a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook 5 to 6 minutes until the onions are soft. Add the tomatoes, 100ml white/red wine, or water and a plenty of fresh basil. Simmer the sauce until it thickens and season to taste. Remove the basil and serve.