Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Tomato Basil Sauce to Freeze

Just needed to expend some energy and the fastest way was to chop-away.

So onto the chopping board came the garlic, onions and tomatoes. Oh, and of course the basil.

With the amount of sauce I was making, you would think that I was preparing for a feast. Actually, its would be a feast for my freezer *grin*

Freezing a tomato/vegetarian-based sauce for future use is great as you can just add various kinds of ingredients to enhance the taste. Basically, you can come up with all kinds of versions by just adding mushrooms or meatballs or just minced meat or just more basil!

Oh, there’s just no limitation to what else you can add into it.

And well, its always handy to have this sauce sitting prepared in the event you have guests popping by for a quick meal!

Here's the chunky version. You can also puree it before you freeze.


12 pcs Fresh Ripe Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 pcs Onions, finely chopped
1 bulb Garlic, minced
1 handful Basil, sliced thinly

1. To remove tomato skin, blanch in hot water till skin loosens. Then into cold water and peeled away.
2. Heat pan with oil till hot.
3. Add Garlic. Fry till fragrant.
4. Add Onions. Fry till translucent.
5. Add Tomatoes. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir and mash the tomatoes that are still chunky.
6. Add Basil. Simmer for another 30 minutes.
7. Leave to cool.
8. Leave it chunky or puree it.
9. Then put into freezing bags and into the freezer.


  1. Yes. I used to do this too. Now I make a big pot of curry and freeze them. lol!

  2. Gorgeous pictures; and I love the layout of your site.

  3. I wonder if we can finely puree this, reduce it a little and use it as a pizza sauce!

  4. Savoryseduction: Thank You..

    Quinn: Great idea. Very possible to puree this.