Homemade tomato pasta sauce

This recipe is vegan friendly.


3 cups


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped peeled tomatoes
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened but not browned.
  2. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute (this ‘cooks off’ the paste, giving it a richer more intense flavour).
  3. Add the peeled tomatoes, reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until thickened.
  4. Stir through the salt and pepper, sugar, basil and parsley, adjusting the seasoning as required.