Tomato Sauce


This is a nice little (English) recipe that can be scaled up to cook in bulk, and then frozen in portions for future use.

Add a little veg (see variations) and you have a Red Sauce as a condiment to (Italian) Bollito Misto.

See also the fiery Mexican salsa.

This recipe contains the following types of ingredient: plants and fungi.


30 ml
sunflower oil
medium onion peeled and chopped
clove garlic, peeled and chopped
120 ml
FAIRTRADE red wine
30 ml
FAIRTRADE lemon juice
30 ml
tomato puré
15 ml
FAIRTRADE lime juice
400 g
can of chopped tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground FAIRTRADE black pepper to season
2.5 ml
FAIRTRADE ground cumin
2.5 ml
FAIRTRADE ground coriander
2.5 ml
FAIRTRADE chilli powder
FAIRTRADE bay leaves


In a saucepan fry the onions and garlic at medium heat until starting to turn translucent.

Add the cumin, coriander and chilli powder and bay leaves and fry for a minute or so. Don't worry if the spices and oil form a layer on the bottom of the pan.

Add the lemon juice, the lime juice, the wine and the tomato puré.

Heat through.

Add the tomatoes and heat through.

Use a food blender pulverise the mixture until it is liquid.

Return to the heat and continue to simmer until it reaches the thickness that you need.


To serve

Can be used with:


1) For a real zing add either: 5ml Fair Trade piri piri or 10ml Tabasco sauce

2) Add a stick of celery (chopped) and two peeled and chopped carrots at the start. When blended they give extra flavour.