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Italian Pasta Sauce — Cooking with Gia and Olive

By Gia Kavanagh 1 min read

Save some money and make your very own pasta sauce!

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 8


  • 2 onions chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 4 x 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 3 tbsp date puree or sweet-
    ener of choice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. In a pan, sauté onions until translucent.
  2. Blend all ingredients, including onions, in food processor until well combined.
  3. Transfer mixture into a pot and cook on medium–low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Alternatively, freeze mixture in muffin tins. Once frozen, transfer into a plastic storage bag and store in freezer. To cook, melt frozen sauce in pot on medium heat, then stir and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

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