Grandma’s Fresh Tomato Sauce

10th January 2019

Posted in: Recipes

Passed down through generations, it’s the simplicity and fresh ingredients that make this sauce so delicious.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 30 – 45 mins


  • 1 onion
  • 1kg tomatoes, or whatever you have to use up
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 clove of garlic (optional)
  • Chilli to taste (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it:

  • Wash the tomatoes and make a cross on the bottom of each with a knife.
  • Boil some water and pour over the tomatoes and sit for 2 minutes. Remove them and you will see that the skin will be easy to peel, starting from the cross you previously cut.
  • Cut the tomatoes into four parts and remove the seeds. Now cut them again into smaller pieces.
  • Chop the onion and put in a pan (garlic is optional) with the olive oil and slowly brown it.
  • Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper (chilli if you like) and a pinch of sugar to regulate acidity.
  • Cook them very slowly until the tomatoes melt and become a sauce (20-30) minutes.
  • If you don’t use the sauce immediately, put it in a glass jar, or when it is cold in a plastic Tupperware. Close the lid tightly and place it in the fridge. It is perfect for 3 or 4 days.