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Tomato sauce (also known as salsa roja in Spanish or salsa di pomodoro in Italian) can refer to many different sauces made primarily from tomatoes, usually to be served as part of a dish, rather than as a condiment. Tomato sauces are common for meat and vegetables, but they are perhaps best known as bases for sauces for Mexican salsas and Italian pasta dishes. Tomatoes have a rich flavor, high water content, soft flesh which breaks down easily, and the right composition to thicken into a sauce when stewed without the need for thickeners such as roux or masa. All of these qualities make them ideal for simple and appealing sauces.

Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato sauce works well for spaghetti and meatballs and in lasagne, but has many other uses as well such as on chicken cacciatore, eggplant or chicken parmesan, and as a base for eggs in purgatory or shakshuka.
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Prep Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course sauce
Cuisine American, Ghanaian


  • sauce pan or skillet
  • sharp knife


  • extra virgin olive oil

  • all natural vinegar
  • finely chopped onion

  • finely chopped carrot

  • finely chopped green bell pepper

  • finely chopped fresh parsley

  • garlic, minced

  • chopped fresh basil

  • fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
  • tomato paste(small quantity)
  • black pepper
  • salt to taste


  • in a large bowl, wash your vegetables with the all natural vinegar
  • wash again with water and drain
  • in a skillet, add in your finely chopped fresh tomatoes, finely chopped carrot, finely chopped green bell pepper, finely chopped onion

    , finely chopped fresh parsley

    and cook for some minutes

  • Do not add water
    Allow to simmer and the tomatoes will produce its own juice
  • when cooked, set it aside and in another skillet on medium heat, pour in your olive oil
  • add in your minced garlic and sauté for a minute
  • add in your black pepper
  • pour in the cooked sauce and salt to taste
    stir for some minutes.
  • when its done, take it off the fire and your tomato sauce is ready.
  • for a smoother sauce, blend it after cooking and add in your basil
  • grab your jars and wash them and dish out your sauce into the jars when its cooled down.
  • add it to your favourite meals and enjoy



According to a study published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, dropping tomatoes in 123-degree (Fahrenheit) water for five minutes helps to improve aroma and flavor—drastically.
Tomato sauce works well for spaghetti and meatballs and in Lasagna, but has many other uses as well—such as on chicken cacciatore, eggplant, or chicken parmesan, and as a base for eggs in purgatory or shakshuka.


Serving: 150g
Keyword tomato sauce
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