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20 January, 2016

Low FODMAP Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce

Posted in : Dinner, Every Day Basics, Italian, Sauces and Pastes, Vegetarian on by : Bryony Campion Tags: , , , , , ,

This quick and easy sauce is a great option after a hard day at work can even be warmed up with a bit of chilli if spice is your thing.  The anchovy paste gives a great savoury note without any of the fishy-ness you might expect and the garlic infused oil and chives provide great flavour without the FODMAPs.

Equally this sauce makes a fantastic base for other pasta dishes such as pasta bakes or can be made more substantial with the addition of chicken, prawns or even minced beef.

Cooked and stored in a  closed jar this sauce will last for 2-3 days safely in the fridge or can be made in advance and frozen in portions for up to 3 months for super-convenient low FODMAP meals.

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp anchovy paste (what is this?)

4 tsbp chopped chives (grow you own)

1 tbsp tomato puree

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic infused oil

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Add the chopped tomatoes to a pan and bring to a gentle simmer.
  2. Add the balsamic vinegar, anchovy paste, tomato puree, oregano, nutmeg and 3/4 of the chives and stir until combined.
  3. Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes without a lid to reduce and thicken a little.
  4. Add the rest of the chives and garlic infused oil, stir and remove from the heat.
  5. Either serve immediately with cooked gluten free pasta and a sprinkle of your favourite cheese or cool quickly and store as advised above.