SauceEven the words like pizza sauce and tomato paste are mouth-watering. If you are a food buff
and love to try out different recipes using different ingredients, this stuff is simply outstanding
to add up to the taste.
Well, pizza sauce is a common garnishing ingredient for pizzerias. Whether you're making pizza
at home or baking the frozen one, few sprinkles of pizza sauce will suffice to add up to flavor.
These are available ready madethough, you can also try it at home. For people looking forward
to cut costs, it is rather better option to make instant pizza sauce.
Homemade Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste
The sauce can be made from myriad of tomato products from canned tomatoes to crushed
tomatoes to fresh tomatoes. You can resort to the easiest one and save yourself the fuss,
simple use tomato paste.
You can easily find the paste in the market in small cans. It costs very low and tastes very bold
which, I feel, is some of the virtues. To turn the paste into pizza sauce, add dried herbs like
parsley, rosemary, oregano etc. Parsley is the perfect to start though. Now, add crushed
pepper flakes, garlic flakes and salt. You can also add a pinch of sugar, depending on your
The next step is, to add liquids. There are many options to choose from:
• White wine vinegar - adds tart and crisp flavor
• Olive oil- adds sheen to the sauce
• Balsamic vinegar- for a bold flavor
• Water - doesn't add any flavor but gives you the consistency you desire.
In usual 1/4 to 1 cup addition of liquid will give you the desired consistency. If you want it to
spread easily, adding more of olive oil will be helpful. Once you are done with this, add spices
to adjust to the liquid levels. Add more salt and pepper and taste. With this, your instant pizza
sauce is ready to use. You can use right away or keep it in refrigerator for a couple of hours so
that the taste develops further. The choice is yours!
You can try it out and share your experiences with friends and family. One thing is sure
though, making the sauce at home is very simple with no extra efforts required. Try it out and
add flavor to your dishes.
In fact, tomato paste is a multipurpose agent. Adding just basic ingredients, you can make it fit
to be added to different cuisines including Greek, Thai and of course, Italian. Store simple
tomato paste and add different spices as and when required.