Whenever I go to Costco, I always get the huge punnets of cherry tomatoes for our salads. They are such a bargain that I cannot resist! However.. I never manager to finish them.
I cannot stand wasting food. My freezer is full of things I have managed to preserve (onions, peppers, chillies, ginger, garlic – you name it!) so I thought about the tomatoes.
One thing I make a lot of is pasta sauce – I normally use tinned chopped tomatoes though, so I thought, why not use my left over tomatoes!
The tomatoes I had left were starting to go soft – they were not off, but just a little too ripe!
In addition, you will need:
Vegetable stock – 2 cups
A clove of garlic
Half a chopped onion
A tea spoon of mixed herbs
Salt and pepper
Put everything in a large pan and turn up the heat!
Once the skins on the tomatoes start to split, I gently popped them (VERY theraputic!).
I then threw everything in an electric chopper (a food processor works better, I just don’t have one!) until everything was blended well.
I then picked my favourite jar and filled it!
I didn’t can the sauce – I just kept it in the fridge.
This will keep for 2 weeks.