Tasty and rich, this easy-to-make tomato sauce is great with pasta, and can be made in advance and reheated. It's low in salt and fat, and is suitable for vegetarians too.
Heat the oil in a saucepan or frying pan. Cook the onion on a medium heat until soft.
Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Make sure the pan is not too hot when you add the garlic, as it burns easily and will make the sauce taste bitter.
Add the tin of chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and mixed herbs.
Simmer gently for 15 minutes until the sauce is thick and rich.
Add pepper to taste.
Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, mix in with the sauce and serve topped with fresh herbs.
Add a tin of tuna or some sliced vegetables to the sauce at step 3. Try mushrooms, peppers or courgettes.
Pour the sauce over fish fillets and bake in the oven at 180C (gas mark 4) for 15 to 20 minutes.
Use the sauce as a pizza topping. Just sprinkle with grated reduced-fat cheese and your favourite vegetables.
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Page last reviewed: Tue Dec 2017 Next review due: Sat Dec 2020