Tomato sauce refers to any of a very large number of sauces made primarily from tomatoes, usually to be served as part of a dish. Tomato sauces are common for meat and vegetables, but they are perhaps best known as sauces for pasta dishes. The recipe well explains how to make delicious tomato sauce to make tomato dishes.

Tomatoes have a rich flavor, high liquid content, very soft flesh which breaks down easily, and the right composition to thicken into a sauce when they are cooked. All of these qualities make them ideal for simple and appealing sauces. The simplest tomato sauces consist just of chopped tomato flesh cooked in a little olive oil and simmered until it loses its raw flavor, and seasoned with salt. Tomato is widely used in many recipe such as: tomato soup,  chicken with sun-dried tomato cream sauce, and potato soup with tomato.

Ingredients:

1/2 onion
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoon oil
1 small carrot, grated
2 tablespoon chopped green pepper
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 cups tomatoes, fresh or canned
1 six-one can tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Method:

Saute onion and garlic clove in oil until onion is soft. Discard garlic. Add carrot, green pepper, bay leaf, and herbs. Stir well, then add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings. Simmer for half an hour. Remove the bay leaf. Makes a little more than 2 cups.

This sauce becomes tastier with time. Make up a large quantity and keep it on hand. Use vegetable stock to thin it to desired consistency for spaghetti, or use it as it is for dishes like pizza.