Garlic is in everything. OK, not everything, but when you are trying to avoid it, it definitely feels that way. Pick up any sauce in the supermarket and chances are garlic is an ingredient.
When it comes to garlic free pasta sauces your choices are limited to literally about two.
I’ve been quite wary of pasta sauces anyway since seeing a programme about how much sugar they contain but I kept buying them for convenience.
That was until I made my own and realised what I have been missing!
This tomato sauce takes minutes to make, is sweet, cheap and even hides some extra veg.
And there’s not a garlic clove in sight!
Garlic free pasta sauce
2tbsp olive oil
2 carrots, grated
400g can chopped tomatoes
3 sundried tomatoes, chopped
Handful basil leaves, torn.
Salt and pepper
Heat olive oil and fry carrot for a few minutes. Add all other ingredients and season to taste.
Blend until smooth and warm through.