I’m delighted to share with you today a recipe by my friend Esther.
I made Esther’s tomato sauce the last week for the first time – and then I hurried to make it a second time because it was so good.
I trusted Esther and her recipe to start off, therefore I ventured to make a double batch the first time I cooked the sauce. How glad I am that I did since I ended up eating half of the sauce by the spoonful. It tasted like a heavenly cream of tomato soup.
It’s incredible that you only need 3 ingredients (I’m not counting salt) to make this delicious tomato sauce. OK, three ingredients and a little trick.
Go ahead and read Esther’s description to find out about the one trick that will turn a simple tomato sauce into an outstanding dish.
Recipe by Esther B.
In these times, when many of us are at home and the pantry might be looking rather bare, cooking has taken on a new meaning. Hopefully, you have a few basics on hand to try out this amazing tomato sauce recipe. Although it's very easy, you will be surprised at how good it is.
This is what you will need to do (including the one trick that makes all the difference): Sauté an onion in olive oil, add tomato, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Here comes the trick that makes this tomato sauce sensational: Puree the onions and tomato with a food processor or hand mixer until smooth.
That's it! Using a lot of onions and blending them into the sauce, reduces the sharp, acidic taste of the tomatoes and makes the sauce more balanced and sweet.
Add the sauce to your favorite pasta, zoodles or any other dish that might require a good, homemade tomato sauce.
Note: You can also sauté a carrot and a rib of celery in with the onions. This gives the sauce an even sweeter and deeper taste, but it is not necessary.
Simple tomato sauce (using a little trick)
- 1 small or ½ large onion peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 can or bottle of plain tomato, 400g / 14 oz whole, in pieces, or pureed - it doesn't really matter
- Salt to taste
- Sauté the onion in the olive oil on low to medium heat until soft and glassy.
- Add tomato. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Puree the onions and tomato with a food processor or hand mixer until smooth.
- Taste and correct for salt.
- Serve to your favorite pasta, zoodles, pizza, or any other dish that might require a good, homemade tomato sauce.
A big thank you to Esther, for sharing her delicious tomato sauce recipe with us (including the little trick).
Now it's over to you: Please let me know in the comments (I'm really curious to find out):
- Did you know about the trick mentioned by Esther?
- Do you have other tricks for making exceptional tomato sauces?
- Do you have other simple recipes that you rely on when the pantry is rather bare?