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Pizza tomato sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Makes enough for several large pizzas
A simple and tasty tomato sauce for pizza topping but also a useful base for various dishes.


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small bunch fresh basil (remove stalks)
  • olive oil
  • 400 g good-quality tinned tomatoes
  • sea salt & ground black pepper


  • STEP 1
    Peel and finely slice the garlic. Heat a saucepan on a medium-low heat and add a splash of olive oil and the garlic. Cook gently until the garlic starts to turn golden.
  • STEP 2
    Next add most of the basil leaves, the tomatoes, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook gently for around 20 minutes, or until smooth, mashing the tomatoes up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • STEP 3
    When done, have a little taste, and season again if needed.

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