Vegetarian pasta or pizza sauce

Vegetarian pasta or pizza sauce
Perfect for vegetarians, this sauce is packed with hidden vegetables and will go well for pizzas and pastas.

800g tinned, chopped tomatoes
1 red onion, finely diced
4 mushrooms, diced
1 large handful, broccoli florets well chopped
½ red pepper, seeded, diced
310g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
120ml red wine (optional, but recommended)
2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil, sliced
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
1 bay leaf

1 vegetable stock cube

Place a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add all of the ingredients and bring to the boil, then lower to a simmer and leave it bubbling away for 30–40 minutes or until everything is tender.

Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaf.

Use a blender to whizz the sauce it until you have a smooth texture.

Taste and season if necessary

Main ingredients

Recipe Type
Dressings & Sauces


Level of Difficulty

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