Tomato and basil pasta sauce on organic spaghetti

There are plenty of organic ready-made pasta sauces available these days, but nothing beats the taste and satisfaction of a pasta sauce made on your own stove top. This is a highly adaptable basic sauce, yummy the way it is and easily customiseable with the addition of other simple ingredients.


Prep time: 10 min – Cook time: 1 hour – Servings: 8

3 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 x 500g packs organic chopped tomatoes
1⁄2 tsp dried chilli flakes
3 tsp balsamic vinegar
3 tsp sugar
2 large handfuls organic basil leaves, torn
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic until softened. Stir in the tomatoes, chilli flakes, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook slowly for 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Blend to desired consistency. Stir in the basil.
  3. Serve over cooked pasta.

Adapted from a recipe by Jo’ Pratt.

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