Versatile Tomato Sauce

30 min 6 servings


107.3 Kcal
4.3g Fat
12g Carbs
10.1g Net Carbs
6.3g Sugars
2.6g Protein

This tomato sauce is very easy to make and so versatile! I of course use it with pasta or rice for my children, but also as a shakshuka base, with zucchini noodles, with konjac noodles, with roasted vegetables, and with baked fish!


  • 2 cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup or 100g of green or black olives
  • 1 tablespoon of capers
  • 2 tablespoons or 30g of chopped fresh basil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato purée
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon of good quality salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  1. In a pan on medium heat, sweat the chopped onion for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the grated garlic and cook for another 3 minutes or until your onions are translucent.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook on low for about 20-25 minutes, making sure to stir it regularly.
  5. Your delicious tomato, olives, and capers sauce is ready! Enjoy 😊

Storage Tips

You can save it in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Yalda is a globally-recognized gut health and inflammation expert and the founder of Eat Burn Sleep.

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