Nutritionist Lucy Hyland

Homemade tomato sauce

May 20, 2023
Posted by Lucy

Thursday, May 20th

Check out my article in the Cork Independent on how to eat real food this summer by making all of your meals yourself!

Tomato sauce

Serves 4
400g of cherry tomatoes - halved
2 medium red onions – finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic –finely chopped
A handful of fresh basil –roughly chopped leaf and stalk
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper

To serve:

1 large or 2 small tins of tuna chunks in spring water
2 cups wholemeal pasta – boiled and drained

To Saute the onions in a saucepan for 5 mins in a little water till translucent. Add tomatoes, pepper and garlic, cover and cook for 5 mins. Stir well, adding the basil leaves and balsamic vinegar. Remove from heat and stir through the olive oil and a little salt.

To To serve, place pasta in a bowl, pour over sauce and sprinkle tuna chunks on top.

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