A rich and tasty tomato sauce, with a touch of spices and freshness from the parsley. Perfect to accompany pizza, pasta, and vegetable dishes.
Tomato sauce is often tied to Italian cuisine, but since tomatoes are a new-world ingredient, many cuisines - including Moroccan - also have traditions of making sauces with them. This tomato sauce recipe is our version that is used in both our eggplant caviar and our marinated peppers starters.
Finely chop ½ bunch of picked parsley
Peel and finely chop 4 garlic cloves
Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a pan over medium heat
Add the garlic and sweat it for 1m until it starts to change color
Add 1½ cups of tomato pulp and stir to combine
Add salt to taste and 1 tsp of sugar
Add 2 tsp of sweet paprika
Add the chopped parsley and stir to combine
Add ½ cup of water and stir to combine
Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15m, stirring often, until the sauce is thick and silky
Add more salt to taste, if needed. The tomato sauce is ready
Enjoy in with your favorite pasta or try it with the eggplant caviar!
Yield 8 portions
Tomato Pulp1½ cup
Picked Parsley½ bunch
Sweet Paprika2 tsp
White Sugar1 tsp
Olive Oil2 tbsp