Tomato sauce can be any of a number of tomato-based sauces, so long as the predominant ingredient is tomato.

Ingredients

1 medium onion

2 stalks of celery

2 medium carrots

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves of garlic finely chopped

4 14.5 oz cans crushed tomatoes

1 good handful fresh flatleaf parsley chopped

1 good handful fresh basil chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

  • Add the onion, carrots, and celery and to a food processor and chop it into small pieces.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large saucepan on medium heat and saute the onion, celery, and carrots until they are soft and no liquid is being released from them.
  • In the middle of the softened vegetables, form a well, add the remaining olive oil, followed by the garlic. Allow the garlic to brown slightly (being careful not to let it burn).
  • Mix in the tomatoes and herbs.
  • Add seasoning, bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.  
  • If you like a thinner sauce you can add it to the food processor and puree into your desired consistency or if you like a thicker sauce, skip this step.