16 January 2011

Roast Vegetable Sauce for Pasta



















Roast Vegetable Sauce for Pasta

Vegetables for Roasting

a slosh of olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 punnet baby plum tomatoes
1 aubergine, cut lengthwise, sliced and cubed
1 red pepper, cut into quarters
1 red onion, quartered
½ butternut squash, cubed


Sauce

1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp tomato puree
juice of ½ lemon
1 large handful of fresh basil, torn or chopped
freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 200c/400f/gas mark 6 and place a roasting tin in the oven, to heat while you chop the vegetables.

Toss the chopped vegetables in a bowl with the olive oil, before pouring into the roasting tin.

Roast for 20-30 minutes until charred and tender.

Whizz the vegetables with the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and lemon juice.

Pour into a pan to warm through then add the basil and season.

You can sieve the sauce, but I didn't bother.

Makes a large bowlful of sauce. I haven't divided it into portions yet, but I would think it would be at least 6-8 portions.

I made this vegetable sauce for Cooper, but Graham and I will be enjoying it tonight too. If you make it for yourself, you might like to add some salt, but it really doesn't need it, it has bags of flavour. This sauce is suitable from 8 months old to adult.

18 comments:

  1. Finally a healthy recipe in my google reader today lol. Looks tasty ;0)

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  2. I love this kind of sauce that will be so useful for many different dishes... bet it tastes great after a day or two too... thanks for the recipe x

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  3. Hi Chele, I haven't had a look around yet, been out at a birthday party with Cooper. So I am likely to be heavily tempted if I check out the other blogs then?

    It is Akheela, but then roast vegetables alwyas taste great, don't they?

    Glad you like it Dom :)

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  4. Thanks Mangocheeks, I do have plans for whats left over :)

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  5. Delicious and virtuous - just what I need!

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  6. I was just thinking of pasta and had it in mind to make for dinner.

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  7. Good stuff Brownieville Girl :)

    Pasta is always a good option Val :)

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  8. The little boy eats well, that's for sure. I love a good roasted vegetable sauce with pasta, and this one looks mouthwatering. I did have to look up "punnet," though. :)

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  9. Hay Andrea, Hehe! Never thought about that. Thought punnet was quite universal, obviously not. Now I am off to see what the description says :)

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  10. looks healthy and tasty - a win win!

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  11. I need a good sauce and this one looks and sounds like it is right what I'm looking for.

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  12. And what pasta shape you think is better with this sauce? short or long pasta? I maybe suggest something like "Conchiglioni" to catch all the sauce?

    http://www.pastificiodeicampi.it/formati-pasta/elenco-prodotti/conchiglioni-di-gragnano.html

    Yummy!

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  13. Roasting veggies gives them so much flavor! This looks marvelous, Jacqueline. And so easy too.

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  14. I love the slightly smoky , deep flavour the roast aubergine adds . Sounds delicious !

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