Very Versatile Tomato Sauce

Hearty tomato sauce

A favourite as a quick and easy staple, this sauce is super versatile and is my go-to for use in soups, pastas, casseroles or on a pizza.


  • 3 tbs Italian herbs
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 x 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 80g tomato puree
  • 110g D8 Made Black Pepper date butter


  • Recycle & sterilise 4 x 190g jars
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the Italian herbs, salt and paprika
  • Stir for about a minute and add the chopped tomatoes
  • Cook for 5 min over moderate heat, stirring continuously
  • Add the tomato puree and date butter and keep on the heat for a further 5 min stirring continuously
  • Remove from heat, pour into food processor/blender and blend for 60 seconds
  • Pour into prepared jars, allow to cool and refrigerate
  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or alternatively, pour into ice trays and freeze to use block by block as needed
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