Passata Recipe

Passata Recipe

Ingredients (makes about 1ltr.) 15 Fully ripened medium to large tomatoes, halved. 1 Large, finely chopped red onion. 2 tbls Olive oil 4 Pealed and chopped cloves of garlic. 1 tbls Finely chopped basil 1 Desert sp Sundried tomato paste 1 Desert sp Tomato puree. 1 tsp Course ground black pepper Salt to taste Method [Continue Reading]

Make your own Basil Pesto

Make your own Basil Pesto

Ingredients (1½ Cups) 2 cups basil leaves, coarsely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ¼ cup (45g) toasted pine nuts (optional) 1/3 cup (35g) finely grated parmesan ½ cup (125ml) olive oil, plus extra Method Place the basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. [Continue Reading]

Beetroot hummus

Beetroot hummus

Ingredients (makes 1½ Cup) 150g fresh beetroot, cooked until tender, peeled 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon cumin 6 large fresh mint leaves Extra virgin olive oil, to serve Method Blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add 2-3 teaspoons water, ½ [Continue Reading]

Avocado dip

Avocado dip

Ingredients (makes 2 cups) 3 medium avocados, chopped ½ small red onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce Chopped fresh coriander leaves, to serve Method Place avocado in a bowl. Mash with a fork until almost smooth. Add onion, lemon juice and tabasco. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. [Continue Reading]

Basic tomato sauce

Basic tomato sauce

Ingredients 1kg tomatoes ¼ cup olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 strip lemon rind 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 bouquet garni (A bouquet garni is a bunch of herbs used to flavour soups and sauces. Look for them in the spice aisle of your supermarket, or you can [Continue Reading]

Salsa Recipe

Ingredients 1 medium tomato 12 yellow cherry tomatoes 1 shallot 1 large jalapeno chilli, minced 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Salt and pepper Method Finely dice the vegetables. Tomatoes need to be deseeded to reduce the moisture. Combine ingredients in bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover [Continue Reading]

Tomato Passata

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It is used as the basis of many sauces or included in dishes, often as a salad accompaniment. Tomato Passata is made from the glut of sun-ripened tomatoes that reach perfection at the height of summer. Nothing is wasted. The sauce is bottled or placed into large jars and kept until needed. Here is a [Continue Reading]