Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tomato Pasta Sauce

Our garden has produced a giant crop of tomatoes this summer and I am struggling to get through them all! I have made this tomato pasta sauce twice now and find it is a great way to condense a few kilos of tomatoes and make a delicious dinner.

First up I cut in half about twenty tomatoes, poured over some olive oil and sprinkled on some garlic salt and pepper.

tomatos before

I popped this into a 180 degree C oven to roast for about 45 – 60 mins and had to restrain from eating the whole tray when I pulled them out!

tomatos after

After they had cooled a little I transferred the tomatoes to my trusty magic bullet, along with some fresh basil (also from the garden) and blitzed away.

From this:

blender

To this:
sauce

The sauce was delicious slurped straight from the jug, tossed through hot pasta and we also used it as a sauce on some crumbed fish – very versatile indeed!

So that is the tomatoes taken care of – I now have a crop of beetroot ready for harvest – any ideas on how I can use this?

Have a great day,

Andy