July 10, 2013

Tomato - Herbs Pasta Sauce / Homemade Pasta Sauce

 


              After I started an interest in blogging I am trying my best to prepare recipes at home from scratch and that is how I ended up making this Pasta sauce. I added more herbs to increase the flavour. This was a good change from the usual Tomato base sauces available in store. With loaded flavor of Basil and Oregano this can also be used for pizza base sauce or for making spaghetti & meatballs too.


Ingredients:

Tomato - 3 cups(Chunky chopped)
Garlic - 10 pods(big one)
Salt - as needed(I used about 1/2 teaspoon)
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Fresh Basil - Hand Full
Fresh Oregano - Hand Full
Olive Oil - 3 tablespoon

Method:
  • In a sauce pan, heat olive oil and add ginger. Saute for a minute(don't let it go brown).


  • Add tomatoes, salt and sugar and saute until tomatoes are cooked.


  • Add Basil and oregano and saute for a minute. Switch off the stove and cool down.

  • Blend to a fine paste in blender.


  • Heat the same sauce pan and add back the paste and boil until it reaches the spreading consistency.


  • Switch off and use directly on the pizza batter or on pasta. If planning to store, then cool down completely and store in a glass bottle for further use. Do refrigerate it. 

My Notes:
  • Add pepper and ginger if you wish to add spice to your sauce.
  • We can adjust the ingredients according to our choice and reducing the herbs will result in more reddish color for the sauce.
  • If Basil and oregano are unavailable we can substitute with mint and coriander leaves. Have not tried this version but will let you know if I do.
  • Please store the remaining sauce in a glass bowl as tomato paste increases acidity inside any other type of container.
  • I wanted to keep the skin of tomatoes but if needed you can blanch the tomatoes and add that to blender with remaining ingredients and blend the first time.
                  


Here are some other great Tomato recipes by my Summer Fest Friends...

Jeanette's Healthy Living: Juicy Summer Heirloom Tomato Fruit Salad
Taste With The Eyes: Pomodorini e Mozzarella Ciliegine
The Sensitive Epicure: Tiny Insalata Caprese
Weelicious: Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Slow-Roasted Tomatoes with Bruschetta
Red or Green?: Nachos with Fresh Tomatoes, Pinto Beans and Chiles
Domesticate Me: Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Basil
Blue Apron Blog: Marjoram-Garlic Chicken with Jersey Tomato Panzanella
The Heritage Cook: Caprese Salad and Caprese Pizza
Daily*Dishin: Garden Vegetable Fresh Pasta Sauce
Pinch My Salt: 20 Tomato Recipes
Feed Me Phoebe: Bloody Marias
Dishin & Dishes: Pesto Rosso (Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto)
Devour: Five Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipes
FN Dish: Tomato Recipes Worthy of a Dinner Party

74 comments:

  1. Super pasta sauce Divya, I love the way u have blended the basil... simply superb...

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  2. This is bookmarked!! I sometimes use store bought, y use it ven this luks too good!!! :)

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  3. I love that you add lots of herbs into your tomato sauce. That's the art of home cooking, that you can add more flavors that you love and adjust the taste to your own preference. This is a beautiful sauce for pasta and pizza. :) Yum!

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    1. absolutely amy i love those flavors of herbs that gives a great flavor and twist...thanks

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  4. this look delicious divya! looking forward to adding it to my tomato recipes. thank you for the comments on my blog.....

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  5. wow dats a great pasta sauce recipe...wil try out soon...first time here...happy to follow you....!!

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  6. Sauce looks so flavorful.. Bookmarking the recipe.. Would love to try making pasta sauce at home sometime.

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  7. Homemade sauces always taste better than the store bought ones !! This looks soo colorful & perfect !!

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  8. Aromatic n yummy pasta sauce..luv ur version, too good!!

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  9. Delicious homemade pasta sauce , good thing is you know what in in there.

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  10. lovely click :) and home made flavorful sauce looks super delicious dear :) loving it !!

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  11. I always look for ideas to make different pasta sauce. Little one loves pasta and asks for it often. And since I personally hate the store bought ones, homemade is the only choice for me. Will be make it soon.

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    1. Would love to hear after your try...thank you radhi

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  12. Wow homemade pasta sauce !I am sure the store bought ones add color to go so bright!

    Love the way ur kid is also into blogging she looks so cute:)

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  13. Lovely!!! I always prefer making it at home... n it definitely tastes better than store-brought one :)

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  14. wow!This is a good idea to make sauce at home.Thanks for sharing the recipe.Looks so tasty....

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  15. I love the vibrant colors and that adding in of basil leaves. I have plenty of the leaves in my garden and its time to make good use of them.

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    1. Sure nava...i am sure you will love it...thanks

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  16. Hi Divya, Nothing beats homemade sauce with herbs. Beautiful recipe worth giving a try.

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  17. This looks so delicious dear, and perfect !!

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  18. Home made is always best...Looks so yummy.

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  19. Homemade pasta sauces are always the 'Best', loving this herbs pasta sauce.

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  20. Tempting and flavorful sauce....

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  21. home made is always best. appreciate if u stop by at my space too.

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  22. Homemade sauce is the best..loved the post

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  23. This looks so delicious!

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  24. wow homemade sauce.. this is superb recipe...

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  25. Lovely sauce . Home made is the best :)

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  26. Home made is so much better and tastier.. lovely recipe!

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  27. I love how your ingredients list is small but very much packed with flavour. This sounds like a great sauce!!

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  28. Very rich and creamy sauce!!! yum..yum!!!

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  29. Delicious and flavourful sauce.

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  30. Fab psot Divya, nice to make our sauce with our fav ingredients..totally loved this idea..Yum with pasta

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  31. Yummmmm, this looks every bit the finger licking rich creamy sauce that I love. Wonderful presentation as always Divya, love the innovative flavors that you added from your side. :)

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  32. very nice, one can always make it in large quantity an d store it..
    keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  34. Great recipe Divya.. This sauce looks absolutely delicious! I'm planning on making this soon :-)

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