Tomato Sauces

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: Makes 2-3 jars of sauces

2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil

2 large tubs of cherry tomatoes, washed and halved

1 brown onion, thinly sliced

1 red onion, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1 cup red wine

1 tablespoon turmeric

Salt and pepper

Handful of basil leaves, washed


  1. Heat frypan on medium heat
  2. Add oil and heat it up
  3. Add a handful of tomatoes and cook for 5 mins covered, stirring
  4. Add onion for 2 mins, stirring
  5. Add garlic for 2 mins, stirring
  6. Add chilli for 2 mins, stirring
  7. Add red wine, turmeric, salt and pepper
  8. Add the rest of the tomatoes
  9. Cover and cook for 10 mins
  10. Stir well and cook another 10 mins
  11. Mash everything with a masher
  12. Add basil
  13. Taste and add more salt and pepper if need
  14. Cook another 10 mins, uncovered
  15. Stir well until everything is well cooked

To make a puree, strain contents into a jar with a strainer
To make a tomato sauce (or passata), blend contents with a stick blender and pour into a jar
To make a pasta sauce, pour contents into a jar.

Store jar in fridge for up to a week or in the freezer.


Use sterilised jars. Wash, rinse, boil and air-dry jars in the oven to sterilise