Homemade Pizza Sauce

 

This is my go to Pizza Sauce, ever since I started cooking I always look for healthier options to shop bought products and this is definitely one of them. Not only are your homemade options healthier but so much more tastier.

Makes enough for 2 large pizzas

250g of fresh tomatoes or 1 can 400g of chopped tin tomatoes. (I would urge you to try fresh it makes such a difference to the flavour.

4 garlic cloves – minced

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

salt & fresh cracked pepper

1 tbsp Olive oil

 

  1. First place the fresh tomatoes into a pan of boiling water to loose the skins (about 10 mins). Remove skins before placing into processor.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until smooth. Tasting through and adding more pepper or oil as required. If you prefer a really thick sauce, drain some of the tomato juice before putting into the blender.
  3. The sauce can be used straight away or chilled in the fridge up to 1 week.

 

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Italian Dressing

basic-italian-salad-dressing

My favourite go to dressing for…well…just about everything. This, in my opinion is better than shop bought ones…….well I will say that but I’m serious. lol!

6 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

Pinch of dried oregano

  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl and whisk to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

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