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Home-made Tomato Sauce

Hey beautiful people of the world!

As Autumn has approached us I wanted to do a recipe post for easy, quick and warm meals. This recipe in particular I literally make every week, because it is so simple to create. The majority of the ingredients you most probably will already have in your kitchen.

Since I have become older with age, I am stricter on what is entering into my body. A lot of pre-made sauces have added chemicals to make the sauce last longer, which normally means a lot of salt! My boyfriend is Italian, so I have influence from his style of cooking concocted with my way.


Below is the list of ingredients for 3-4 people; with the method in writing and images.


  • 500g of Cherry/Plum Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 a white onion
  • 1tbsp of italian seasoning
  • 2 pinches of salt and pepper
  • 40 ml of Olive Oil
  • 125ml of water
  • 5 leaves of basil
  • 1 tsp of tomato puree
  • Chilli (Optional)


  1. Wash tomatoes in a colander.
  2. Cut all into halves and put in a bowl.
  3. Dice up half an onion and put with the tomatoes.
  4. Peel both cloves of garlic and squish it with the side of your knife.
  5. Add a teaspoon of italian seasoning with the salt and pepper.
  6. Put half of the water in the saucepan.
  7. Put on a low heat and do not forget to put the lid on top of the saucepan, as this adds moisture to the sauce.
  8. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and stir into the ingredients as this help cook the onions quicker.
  9. When it starts to thicken; add the remaining water and tomato puree.
  10. Add roughly 5 leaves of basil.
  11. If you want some heat to your source add a chilli in for a kick of spice.
  12. Turn off heat and leave for it to infuse.
  13. Get a blender and whizz up all the ingredients.
  14. Put it in a mason jar or be eco-friendly and recycle an old jar.
  15. Leave in the fridge overnight as everything infuses in the sauce.
  16. Then ready to serve!

Go on and try and make this sauce yourself!

Feel free to leave comments below on what you thought about this home-made tomato sauce and if you are interested in more Autumnal recipes. Don’t forget to follow my blog for updates as well as my Instagram @tahjana_mccoy.

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I am a twenty-nine-year-old fashion enthusiast who shares colourful quirky outfits as well as my own insight into my other passions - such as beauty, travel, health and vegan food. My biggest passion combined with fashion is photography! I began a project in 2015 called 'Style Explorer', where I travel the world to capture unusual style from incredible people as well as engaging with the culture through my lens.

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