Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vegetable Pasta Sauce

There is so much advantage to making your own pasta sauce:
1. Tomato based pasta sauce are easy to make- you can't over or under cook them
2. They taste A LOT better than any jar or canned sauce
3. You can make some extra and freeze it for later
4. It is vegetarian so if you are having vegetarian guests, you don't have to worry about them going hungry at your dinner party


1 small onion, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
4-5 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 can tomato paste
1/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp paprika

Have all the veggies chopped up ready to go. Start by heating the olive oil in a pan on a medium high heat. Add onions first and stir for a couple of minutes. Then add jalapenos, bell pepper and garlic. Add paprika, salt and pepper.

Fry all together for about 5 minutes until the peppers get soft. Add tomatoes and lower the heat. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

Add tomato paste. Stir all together and cook for 5 minutes.


  1. Zorana,

    All the latest from the past couple weeks look great. Maybe you can bring something in for a luchtime treat?
    Also I hope to be able to hire a personal chef someday. What are your salary requirements? The chef I hire also gets free use of a horse for horseback riding.



  2. have such a yummy and impressive blog!

    Congrats on the foodie blogroll!