I love comfort food, and in the winter this easy homemade tomato sauce has been a life saver. I made a double batch and have used it for zoodles and meatballs (above), as a base for a yummy taco sauce, and in a super simple tomato soup with tons of depth of flavour. It’s super easy to freeze in portions so you can pull one out whenever you need a bit.
Healthy and delicious homemade tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (6oz) can tomato paste (no salt added)
2 cans (28-oz each) whole peeled tomatoes or organic crushed tomatoes, pureed in a blender
2 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried basil or 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes, until onion’s translucent.
Add garlic and tomato paste. Cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes, honey, salt, an dpepper. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally for 1 hour.