Italian Herb Pizza Sauce

Herbs and spices blend beautifully to create the unmistakable Italian flavour of this pizza sauce, which can also be used on pasta.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled, halved
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 28 ounces (300 g) canned diced tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, basil and oregano and cook until onion softens slightly, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and bring mixture to a simmer.
  4. Simmer until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Place sauce into the Vitamix container and secure lid. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4.
  6. Blend for 25 to 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.