What do you do with a box of fresh tomatoes?
Make homemade tomato sauce of course. And if I didn’t have a box of tomatoes I would have gone out and bought a box because this is the best homemade tomato sauce, ever. Don’t be put off by the total cooking time needed for this sauce. It’s around two hours but you only have to spend about 10 minutes in total stirring and processing. The rest of the time the sauce is in the oven doing its thing. Two hours is about the time it takes to change some tomatoes into this incredible homemade tomato sauce.
I didn’t create this recipe. A friend shared it with me and I just had to try it – and not just any friend, but an Italian friend, so that makes this just about perfect. The recipe I was given suggested using 1kg of tomatoes and so the first time that’s exactly what I did, but it wasn’t enough. The sauce was enough for one meal, but I wanted more and so when I saw an 8kg box of tomatoes I did a little happy dance, bought them and went home and created enough sauce for a week. I used it on spaghetti, pasta, rice, pizza, toasted sandwiches, crackers. You name it, anything savoury I had last week I had it with this homemade tomato sauce.
If you make this incredible sauce I’d love to see a picture of it. Email me or #sweetsandgreens on social media.