The perfect vegan pasta sauce recipe, inspired by my Greek roots and family – takes only minutes to make, uses healthy, plant-based ingredients, and tastes so damn good. I mean just look at this picture, it might be a bit messy, but it certainly screams “EAT ME!!” right? Lucky for you I have turned this into one of the easiest pasta sauce recipes ever! Nope, you won’t have to spend forever making this sauce in the kitchen. It tastes as good as that homemade sauce you had growing up, without all the work that your parents or grandparents probably put into it.
Why you’ll love this Vegan Pasta Sauce recipe:
It’s easy and you can make it in 25 minutes
It tastes so flavourful but it’s vegan
You’ll instantly be transported back to your Italian grandma’s kitchen (or in my case, my Greek grandma’s)
It’ll impress everyone in your house
You can easily freeze it and use it at a later date for an even quicker meal
It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spicy
How to make this vegan pasta sauce recipe
All you’ll need to do for this gorgeous pasta sauce recipe is compile all your ingredients and get ready to cook and marry all the flavours.
First, you’ll heat your olive oil, and add in your onions and garlic to let them sweat it out for about five minutes. This helps really ensure you are going to get the best most delicious flavours from the onions and garlic in your sauce.
Next, you’ll add in all of your spices (listed below) and vegetable stock cube (or paste) and give them a good stir. Notice that you’re continuously adding and marrying all the flavours you need for the perfect homemade pasta sauce throughout these steps.
Now add in your tomatoes (either canned or fresh). I love using fresh when they are in season in the summer, otherwise, I just use canned. Also, add your fresh herbs and pepper then bring the mixture to a boil before simmering it for about 15 minutes.
All you need to do is smash up your tomatoes to get that sauce nice and creamy and add a bit of water into it. Your sauce will cool for a few minutes before loading it into a high-speed blender to really get it smooth and not chunky.
Serve this sauce over your favourite type of pasta noodle. Or even add it to a rice dish, or just throw it into your freezer to store it for future meals. It should last for around 2-3 weeks in the freezer.
To me, there is nothing more sentimental than making a good family pasta sauce, and this vegan pasta sauce recipe is the perfect one to have in your back pocket for years to come.
The perfect vegan pasta sauce recipe that is simple, fuss-free and made using gorgeous ingredients that we cook with every day. Freezer friendly, healthy and satisfying.
3 tbsp olive oil
2 small red onions, diced
2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried cilantro
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of clove spice
1 vegetable stock cube or 1 tsp vegetable stock paste
2 red tomatoes, chopped
1 400 ml can roma tomatoes
1 cup baby sweet peppers
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 sprigs fresh oregano
1/2 cup water
1 cup of pasta water
To a large sauce pan add your olive oil and heat it up for 30 seconds.
Add your onions to the sauce pan and garlic and sweat them down for 5 minutes on medium heat. Stir occasionally to avoid burning .
Now add all of your spices, and veg stock cube or vegetable stock paste. Give them a good stir for 2 minutes.
Now add your tomatoes (canned and fresh), pepper and fresh herbs. Bring this mixture to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
Using a fork smash up your tomatoes and ensure the sauce is nice and soft. Add 1/2 cup water and stir till combined.
Let your sauce cool for a few minutes, add it to a high speed blender and blend till smooth.
Serve hot with pasta, rice or freeze in an air tight container for up to around 3 months.
Play around with what fresh and dry herbs you use in this sauce! It is completely fool proof and designed to help you have a staple sauce recipe in your back pocket should you ever need one on the fly!