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Free Healthy Recipe - Dina's Tomato Sauce

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low carbohydrate, Low fat, Low GI, Low sugar, Wheat Free

Dina owned a restaurant in Adelaide before moving back to Italy with her family. Her tomato sauce was the best I'd ever tasted - her secret ...the trick with the basil and breaking the tomatoes up with her hands.
Tomato sauce has more antioxidants than fresh tomatoes.

Ingredients
3 tbsp olive oil
1 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 sml carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 chilli (optional) seeded and finely sliced
4 400g can tomatoes
Method

Heat the oil in a large saucepan until very hot, then drop in the basil and stir with a wooden spoon until it is crispy. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, chilli and Italian herbs and sauté until the vegetables are soft. Tip the tomatoes into a large bowl and break into small pieces with your hands. Add to the pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 45 minutes until the liquid has thickened and is reduced by almost half. Store the sauce in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 7 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Makes 8 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins
Ready in: 60 mins


Suitable for:
Sauce/Condiment

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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 528 kj
Calories 126 kcal
Fat 8.6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g
Total Protein 2.6 g
Fibre 2.3 g