Squished tomato pasta sauce

Squished tomato pasta sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Help kids aged 3-6 make their own superhealthy fresh tomato sauce to go with pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
472
protein
17g
carbs
80g
fat
12g
saturates
4g
fibre
5g
sugar
7g
salt
0.34g

Ingredients

  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ordinary tomatoes, halved
  • 4 basil leaves
  • small bunch chives
  • 8 black or green olives, stoned (optional)
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 200g pasta, cooked and kept warm
  • cheddar or parmesan, grated

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Method

  1. Put the cherry tomatoes into a large bowl, reach down into the bowl and squeeze each one hard until it bursts (mind out, they’ll squirt!). Pull the tomatoes into pieces.
  2. Squeeze the halved tomatoes on a lemon squeezer to make as much juice as you can. Pour this into the bowl. (Grown-ups, the squeezed halves can be used up in a stew or soup.)
  3. Snip the basil and chives into the bowl using your scissors, or tear them into pieces. Then, if you are using them, snip or pull the olives in half and throw them in, too.
  4. Add a dribble of olive oil, then ask your grown-up helper to put the cooked pasta into two bowls, spoon your sauce on top and sprinkle with the cheese

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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kerry91's picture
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was looking for something quick and simple to make for lunch, this was fantastic.

Not just for kids!

marykmcneil's picture
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A group of children in my class made this recipe. They left out the olives on purpose and the chives by mistake. They added more basil. It was delicious with the pasta. The children had so much fun making this dish and eating it. A definate hit!

elsalvadora's picture

it's very easy and nice...i made it for my freinds and they asked of the recipe

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