Tomato sauce – my recipe

This is my one-and-only recipe for tomato sauce, that I came across in some long since vanished food-and-drink magazine, in an article on Italian vegetable dishes penned by none other than the great Antonio Carluccio himself. 



  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 6 big cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2  big handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly ground sea-salt


  • Gently heat a few tablespoons of the oil in a pan.
  • Sauté the onion until soft
  • Add the garlic, continue to sauté until the garlic is just coloured
  • Add the tomatoes, bring up to a simmer
  • Tear up the basil leaves, add to the pan
  • Season lightly
  • Simmer until the sauce has reduced down to a nice consistency

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