Squished tomato pasta sauce

Squished tomato pasta sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

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

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal472
fat12g
saturates4g
carbs80g
sugars7g
fibre5g
protein17g
low insalt0.34g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.)

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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 TIPS
VARIATIONS

If your child is able, they can do all their own chopping and slicing; very little ones will enjoy the squishing. You can vary what goes into the sauce. If herbs are a step too far, stick to tomatoes and the vegetables your child enjoys, such as red pepper or cooked peas. If you'd like to add more protein, try chopped cooked chicken or bacon.

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