• 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 large cloves of garlic chopped very finely
  • 7 cups / 1400 g of chopped fresh tomatoes see recipe notes
  • 1 handful of basil leaves and stalks
  • 2 teaspoons salt


Heat a pan over a medium heat and add the oil.

When hot add the onions and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until just starting to turn golden.

Add the chopped tomatoes.

Continue to cook over a medium heat, stirring every few minutes until the tomatoes have broken down and are soft.

Remove from the heat and add basil and salt and pepper then blitz in a blender or with a stick immersion blender until smooth.

Serve immediately.