Simple tomato sauce

It’s always useful to have in hand a simple tomato sauce for pasta or as a base to pizzas. In this version oregano gives a light perfume to the sauce and adds a sparkle to its character. If you don’t use parmesan then you have a 100% vegan dish. Try it and tell me all about it :-)

In two words:

“The artists you see here … do not need feasts, because all their live is a feast”.

To Start...

difficulty easy
cooking - 15′-20′
serves - 2  

To Sum-up...



  • 100ml of tomato puree
  • ½ onion of medium size
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of fleur de sel or coarse salt
  • 10 turn mills of Kampot black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 250ml of hot water
  • 1 teaspoon of parmesan (optional)


  • Peel and chisel the onion
  • Peel and press or finely dice the garlic in small cubes
  • Heat-up a small sauce pan
  • Add the onion and stir constantly until its humidity evaporates
  • Add the olive oil
  • Stir the onion until it becomes a bit brown
  • Add the garlic and stir
  • Add the tomato puree and stir again
  • Add the hot water and stir
  • Add salt, pepper and oregano and stir one last time
  • Put the lid on and cook in low heat for 15’-20’
  • At the end of cooking there shouldn’t be any water left in the sauce
  • Serve with pasta and if you like some parmesan or use this simple sauce as a base for pizzas or other recipes that ask a simple tomato sauce
  • Enjoy!

o-o C'est si bon ! o-o

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