While many varieties of vegan pizza sauce can be easily bought off the supermarket shelves, the satisfaction of making your own version at home is unbeatable!

Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce [Vegan]

Serves

6-8

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Ingredients

  • 9-10 medium red, ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium capsicum, deseeded & quartered
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic, peeled & chopped into halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or use any vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • Fresh/dried herbs of choice (basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, etc.) or Italian seasoning
  • Salt, to taste
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Preparation

  1. Arrange the halved tomatoes, cut side up + capsicum pieces on a baking tray. Place the chopped garlic on the tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast at 230 C (450 F) for 50 minutes to 1 hour (roasting time depends on how juicy the tomatoes are).
  2. Peel the tomatoes and coarsely blend with the capsicum and garlic. Mix in the chilli powder and vinegar.
  3. Cook the paste over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 minutes until the sauce is thick and pulpy. Add salt + herbs of choice.
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Notes

This sauce stays good in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

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