Posted by: Anne | 24/08/2010

Fresh Tomato pasta sauce.

For this recipe I used home grown tomatoes, basil mint leaves, onions and garlic!  How fab is that?!

2lb fresh tomatoes – skinned.

2 table spoons olive oil

3 medium size onions

2 or 3 cloves garlic

12 leaves of fresh basil

A wedge of fresh parmesan

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons Crème fraiche

  • Drop the tomatoes into boiling water for a minute and peel off the skins.
  • Peel the onions and garlic – chop finely and sauté in the oil until soft.
  • Add the tomatoes that have been chopped, saving a couple of tomatoes to one side for later.
  • Add the basil, salt and pepper and simmer on a low heat for 1 ½ hours until the liquid has reduced and it looks thick and not watery.  Then add the other tomatoes you had saved.  You can grate some parmesan in at this stage if you want to.


  • Just before serving, add the crème fraiche and stir in.  Allow to heat up again and serve on the pasta of your choice.  Grate with parmesan and sprinkle torn basil to serve.


If chillis were ready, I would have added a chilli to make it a bit more interesting!

I think some crispy streaky bacon added would also be nice.


  1. Looks fabulous, I’m definately hungry now! Shame my tomatoes are not as abundant as yours!

    • Thank you for your comment. I’m sure it will also taste nice with tomatoes from your local store. At least you have onions and garlic which are home grown.

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