Tomato-basil-pine nuts pasta


This recipe was pure accident.
We needed tomato ketchup as a supplement for some recipe, and decided to make our own.
The final product was very tasty tomato sauce/ketchup for pasta dishes Italian style.
Also it goes great as a sandwich spread.
Refrigerated, in a glass jar can last up to 10 days.


tomato ketchup base:
2 can peeled tomato
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tbsp. brown sugar
salt and pepper
1 bay leaf
olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan. Add garlic and sauté shortly, just to sense the smell of garlic. Add sugar and stir for 30 seconds. Add peeled tomatoes and blend with hand blender until smooth. Return to the heat, add nutmeg, bay leaf, season with salt and pepper. Cook on low heat for 20 minutes.

additional ingredients for super tasty tomato-basil-pine nuts pasta:
1 handful pine nuts (slightly toasted)
1 handful fresh basil (chopped)
freshly grated parmesan cheese
250 g pasta cooked al dente

Combine all ingredients. Garnish with fresh basil.