Pizza Sauce

Fresh and Healthy Homemade Pizza Sauce

Pizza sauce is quick to make and you can always add your favorite herbs or spices to give it a special twist of your own. Homemade sauces would definitely rate higher on freshness and nutritional values when compared to what you buy from the supermarket and of course, they are devoid of food additives.

Basic pizza sauce is almost effortless to make and you can experiment with it by tweaking it a little here and there. Here’s how you make the basic sauce.

A can of plum tomatoes
1-tablespoon olive oil
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1-tablespoon fresh parsley
1-tablespoon fresh basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ teaspoon sugar
Salt as per taste

Dice the tomatoes, peel and mince garlic, chop the onions into medium dice, and fine chop parsley-basil leaves. Keep them aside.

In a medium sized saucepan, slightly heat up the olive oil and sauté the diced onions on low heat. Cook onions until soft and transparent, stirring occasionally. Now add all the other ingredients, mix well and allow it to cook uncovered on a low flame for about 15-20 minutes. If the sauce has any big chunks of tomato, you can mash them with a wooden spoon while it is getting cooked. Once the sauce thickens, remove from heat.

This sauce can be used fresh or stored in the freezer for up to a month.

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