Black Garlic Tomato Sauce

Black Garlic Tomato Sauce

  • 3-4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 carrot (very finely chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 stick of celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 roasted red pepper (chopped)
  • 15 oz. chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cloves peeled black garlic
  • 1 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp caster sugar (if you cannot find caster sugar, substitute superfine sugar)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a large saucepan, add extra virgin olive oil and heat until hot.
  2. Add carrots, onion and celery and cook until they soften but do not turn color.
  3. Peel and then crush black garlic and add to vegetables.
  4. Pour in chopped tomatoes and add tomato puree, roasted red pepper and oregano.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer on a very low heat for 35 minutes.
  7. If the sauce is too thick, add some hot low sodium vegetable stock.
  8. Add sugar.
  9. Simmer for 5-10 more minutes & serve with a small portion of pasta or even better with zucchini noodles!