Tasty quick raw tomato sauce

We used a jug blender, but you could use a hand blender or food processor.

This sauce is quick, seriously yummy and because it’s not reduced you get loads of it – it’s great!

However, I have with a confession: the way that this sauce is normally made by me probably wouldn’t satisfy the standards of someone who is a “raw foodist”. However, it can be easily modified to meet the most stringent of raw standards and I’ll talk you through it. I don’t make it raw because, well, it’s quicker and easier not to and I’m fond of the taste of shop-bought chopped tomatoes!


  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 packs chopped tomatoes (or 800 grams of fresh tomatoes for a truly raw version)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 a red pepper
  • 1/2 a green pepper
  • 1 fresh chilli
  • a splash of flavoured oil (infused for a truly raw version)
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • sea salt to taste

Roughly chop the pepper and a few of the fresh tomatoes, if you’re using them. Add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz until you have a thick delicious sauce! This sauce is best added straight to pasta (and gently heated through if you prefer it that way) – if it’s thoroughly cooked (like in a lasagne) then the bright flavours of the raw peppers and garlic transmute into their normal selves.


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