Another staple for your recipe box, this tomato sauce will add that fresh garden flavour to your pastas and pizzas. From GialloZafferano, Italy’s largest food website


Hi GialloZafferano viewers and welcome to the kitchen. I’m Deborah and today we’ll be making a traditional sauce from the Mediterranean — Fresh tomato sauce. Let’s see what ingredients we’ll need:
• 2 and a half pounds of ripe plum tomatoes
• Salt
• Some fresh basil leaves
• Extra virgin olive oil as need
Let’s make our sauce!
The first thing to do is to find the most healthy and unmarred tomatoes and wash them. Then cut the tomato in half and remove the base of the stem, squeeze out the seeds and pulp into a bowl, and then place them in a pot on a low heat to soften for about 15 minutes.
Once the tomatoes have become softened, you can run them through a food mill set over a bowl. Once you’ve run all the tomatoes through, put the resulting sauce back onto the heat for another 15 minutes.
Our tomato sauce is almost ready. I’ve already salted mine, and now it’s time for a bit of oil, and the basil leaves which you can add whole or tear into pieces. Now mix, and then take the sauce off the heat.
Our tomato sauce is finally ready to use in your recipes. From GialloZafferano buon appetito and see you next time!