20-Minute Tomato Sauce

(+ Heart-Healthy Serving Ideas!)

Want to learn how to make a delicious basic tomato sauce? Try this tomato sauce from scratch, which is a quick and easy one-pan recipe, that transforms into three delicious meal ideas.








Step 1

Wash and dry grape tomatoes to remove excess moisture. They're such a great source of vitamins and minerals.

Step 2

Grate fresh cloves of garlic. Then, heat the oil and fry garlic. Wait for the garlic to release its fragrance before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3

Once the garlic is golden, add the grape tomatoes. Stir well, ensuring that the tomatoes are fully coated with the oil-garlic mixture.

Step 4

Simmer the tomatoes on medium heat uncovered. The sauce thickens and reduces in volume as a result of this technique.

Step 5

Add the pepper, oregano, and salt to the sauce as soon as it begins to thicken.

Step 6

Once the sauce thickens, reduce the heat. Stir the spices and salt to combine the ingredients.

Step 7

Once the sauce is done, turn off the heat. You should end up with a delicious thick tomato sauce to serve in 3 delicious ways!


serve as a pasta sauce with cooked chickpeas

Serving idea one:

Serve over your favourite cooked pasta alongside protein-rich cooked chickpeas to create a delicious family-friendly vegan dinner.


serve as a pizza base sauce with chunks of canned salmon and a sprinkle of cheese

Serving idea two:

Spread the tomato sauce on a naan. Then, sprinkle cheese, add chunks of salmon and send under the grill to melt the cheese (1-2 minutes).


convert into a healthy chicken curry recipe with spinach

Steps to convert into a curry

Once the tomato sauce is almost done, add curry powder and garam masala.

Steps to convert into a curry

Add chicken cubes to the tomato-spice sauce and stir well, ensuring that the cubes are coated well.

Steps to convert into a curry

Cover and cook the chicken on medium heat for 15 minutes or until it is cooked through.

Steps to convert into a curry

Once cooked, finish with fresh spinach leaves. Stir well, cook for 1 minute and turn off the heat.

Serving idea three: healthy chicken curry

You'll end up with a mouthwatering thick healthy chicken curry recipe. Serve with roti, naan, rice or quinoa. Enjoy!

Low in saturated fat

Low carb

Excellent source of vitamins A & C

Nutrition facts per serving

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Total time



4 servings

20 minutes

11 g

3 g

20-Minute Tomato Sauce

(+ Heart-Healthy Serving Ideas!)