Totally versatile tomato sauce

Serves: 2 people

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Tomato sauce


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks finely chopped
  • A handful of mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • A pinch of mixed dried herbs
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Gently sweat down the onions in the oil over a low heat, so they soften but do not turn brown
  2. Add the celery, mushrooms and garlic and cook until they start to soften
  3. Add the tinned tomato and tomato puree with a pinch of mixed herbs
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes or so, until the mixture has thickened and the veg is cooked
  5. Add pepper to taste

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