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Basic tomato sauce

This is a very basic, easy, delicious sauce that can be used for spreading over a pizza base or pouring over pasta for a quick but yummy meal when you fancy simplicity.  Or when you don't have much fresh produce and need to raid the store cupboard.  If using as a pasta sauce I sometimes add a dash of cream if I have any just to make it more luxurious. 
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • splash olive oil
  • 1/3 bottle passata
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • very small drop honey
  1. Fry the onion in the olive oil until golden and sweet. 
  2. Add the passata, garlic, basil and honey.
  3. Simmer for a while.
  4. Season to taste.