Use this thyme tomato sauce with pasta, on pizza, or even as a sauce for steamed veggies. By the way I have not forgotten the oil. Research is showing that reducing our consumption of oil is one of the best things we can do to prevent or reverse heart disease.
Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 – 6
1 small onion, chopped
4 – 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Splash of red wine
Several sprigs of fresh thyme
2 x 800 g organic tinned tomatoes
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and pepper
Save a few thyme leaves for decoration
What to do
1. Heat a large frying pan and add the onions. Stir now and again to prevent burning but allow the onions to soften. Add the garlic and keep everything moving in the pan for a few minutes. Add leaves from the thyme sprigs and a splash of red wine.
2. Tip the tomatoes into the pan and bring to a gentle simmer for about 5 minutes. Mash and squash the tomatoes as best you can.
3. Allow to cool a little and then place in the goblet of a blender and whizz until smooth.
4. Pour the sauce back into a clean frying pan pan. Simmer until the tomato sauce has reduced to the desired consistency. Add honey and season with salt and pepper and a few fresh thyme leaves. It is a pleasure to bite into the bright, fresh flavour of thyme.
5. Store in glass jars in the fridge for a week or so. Alternatively you can pop it in the freezer.
Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle Tip: Tomatoes are super healthy, they contain all four major carotenoids: alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene; These carotenoids have synergy as a group in the way they interact which provides many health benefits. And especially tomatoes contain huge amounts of lycopene, thought to have the highest antioxidant activity of all the carotenoids.