Easy Tomato Sauce (Vegan) Recipe

It's good to have a quick and tasty tomato sauce in your recipe arsenal.

With a good tomato sauce, a box of pasta becomes a meal. Frozen ravioli become a fancy supper. A ball of store bought pizza dough becomes your world renown famous pizza.

Easy Tomato Sauce (Vegan) Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • Leaves from 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • the tiniest pinch of sugar (just a few grains!)
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


In a medium sized stock pot, heat olive oil and sizzle garlic for one minute. Add tomatoes, thyme, oregano, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in black pepper, basil leaves and lemon juice. Taste and adjust spices. Serve any way you choose! (There are ravioli peeking out in my picture up there!)

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