Do you buy tomato sauce for your pizzas and pasta? If you do, can I ask why?
Is it convenience, because I totally get how busy our lives are, and well, making tomato sauce is perhaps one more thing you really don’t want to bother yourself with?
If speed and convenience is the issue, let me let you into a little secret: tomato sauce is easier and quicker to make than you might imagine. Not only that, it tastes way superior. I mean on a whole new level superior, to shop-bought tomato sauce.
One reason why I try to make food from scratch for almost every meal, is that I feel reassured knowing what is in the food we are eating.
That’s not to say I don’t splurge or enjoy a good fudge cake as much as the next person, because regular readers will know that desserts, any kind of desserts, float my boat. But buying a jar of tomato sauce just wouldn’t ever enter my head.
That said, I’m not that mum. Heaven forbid. I don’t look down my nose at anyone choosing to buy shop-bought sauces for their kids. We need to do what is right for us, our families, and our lives. No, I am merely trying to show there is an alternative, if you wanted to give it a go.
I named this sauce “any way you like it” because it is so versatile. Spread it over your homemade pizza crust; toss your pasta in it; or slather it over meat as a gorgeous marinade. Plus, unlike many bought sauces, this one has no refined sugar using only a touch of honey to slightly sweeten it.
The measurements below made around two cups of sauce. I used some as a marinade and then popped the rest in the freezer. Alternatively, you could store it in an airtight container and it should last a couple of weeks in the fridge.
This recipe was adapted from A Real Food Lover