21 Jun 2023

Tomato Sauce Recipe: Easy, Healthy, Homemade

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Everyone loves tomato ketchup. However, we want to avoid eating store-bought food as much as we can for health reasons. This Tomato Sauce Recipe is relatively simpler yet is one of the most versatile food items that you can keep at home. It adds a distinctive flavour to food from almost every cuisine, from Italian to Chinese, and is cherished by all (especially children). 

However, the concerns about the tomato sauces and ketchup available in the market are rising due to added preservatives and chemicals. People are looking for safer alternatives, and we believe there is no better way to ensure quality than to make it yourself. Hence we have compiled an easy-to-follow Tomato Sauce Recipe using which you can make tomato sauce in the comfort of your kitchen. Not just this, you can also try this blog with easy sauces and dip recipes that you can make at home.

Use This Tomato Sauce Recipe at Home

Ingredients

To make this Tomato Sauce Recipe you will require the:

  • Some fresh tomatoes
  • Finely Chopped Onion: 1
  • Minced Garlic Cloves: 3
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Oregano dried: 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • pepper and salt as desired
tomato sauce recipe ingredients

Here are the steps to the Tomato sauce recipe

Step-1: Get The Tomatoes Ready

Carefully create a small “X” shaped cut on each tomato. Bring water in a big pot to a boil. Add the tomatoes to the boiling water and blanch them for 1–2 minutes. The skins should start to loosen. To cool off, place the tomatoes in a bowl of iced water. After the tomatoes have cooled, remove the skins. Follow it by chopping the tomatoes into smaller pieces.

tomatoes getting ready for tomato sauce
Step-2: Adding the flavours of garlic and onions.

Chop some onions on the side. Mince some garlic cloves, mincing as a process refers to peeling the garlic cloves and then chopping them into finer pieces.

In a sizable saucepan set over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the chopped onions and cook for about 5 minutes, or until they are translucent and just starting to brown.

Step-3: Cooking The Sauce

In the same saucepan with the onions and garlic, add the chopped tomatoes. Follow it up by adding the sugar, salt, pepper, dried basil, and oregano. Stirring occasionally, lower the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

During this cooking process, the tomatoes will break down and release their tangy flavourful juices resulting in a thicker flavourful sauce.

Step-4: Adjusting the Sauce Consistency

Depending on how you like your sauce, you may skip this step. After the sauce has finished cooking, you can choose to blend the sauce to give it a smoother texture. If not, you can keep going with the more coarse version.

Step-5: Finetuning the Taste

Now it is about how your tastebuds like the sauce, extra sweet, just the right amount of tangy or towards the spicy end. After tasting the sauce, adjust the seasoning to your liking. If more herbs, salt, or pepper are required, add them. Give the sauce a thorough mix to ensure even distribution.

Congratulations! Your safe and delicious homemade tomato sauce is ready to be served. The sauce is free from any preservatives or harmful chemicals. Get creative with it and try it in cuisines from all around the world.

In case you find yourself short on any of these ingredients, Milkbasket has got you covered. It is a grocery shopping app offering online grocery delivery. You get to more than 6000 products in a variety of categories, including fresh produce, household goods, food, groceries, cleaning supplies, and stationery. For customers’ convenience, you can order up until midnight and have it delivered to your door by 7 AM the following morning. Without leaving your house, Milkbasket provides a grocery delivery service, ensuring you have everything you need for your Tomato Sauce Recipe. Also, check out our blog on easy sauces and dip recipes that you can make at home.

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