- Nut Free
- Egg Free
- Dairy Free
- Can Be frozen
Like most small humans, The Monster loves sauce, any sauce, ketchup, mayo, sweet chilli, if he can dip stuff in it he is happy. He actually says dip-dip as he dips, super cute… But anyway, most of the time even the fussiest of eaters like ketchup (even if they claim to hate tomatoes.) So I set myself a mission to create a healthy version with some hidden veg to share with you guys.
I used veg I had in the house that needed using up, so feel free to substitute the veggies as you need to. Pumpkin, carrot or sweetpotato in there would also test great.
Because it’s homemade and doesn’t contain sugar this will only keep in the fridge for about 5 days. I however I freeze it in an ice cube tray, this way, if The Monster is going to want sauce with his meal that day I can just pop one cube out and it defrosts in about a minutes, just give it a stir.
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 3 tablespoon’s of pure tomato puree
- 1 small onion
- 2 mushrooms
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 handful of broccoli
- 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Roughly chop your veggies. Place a saucepan over a medium heat and fry the onion in a little oil, until soft but not brown. Add the tinned tomatoes and the roughly chopped veg and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir in the balsamic and the tomatoes puree and then leave to cool. Once cool, pop the sauce into a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth.
It’s as simple as that. Place a small jar of it in the fridge and the remaining into an ice cube tray.