• Helen Phillips

Summer Veg Pasta Sauce


I've been cooking this Summer Veg Pasta Sauce since I was a student.

Make a big batch and freeze in portions and you'll always have a veg heavy dinner waiting when you get home from work.

It's so easy to make and packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre!

First off heat 2 tbs oil in a large sauce pan or heavy based casserole dish. Chop 2 onions and gently fry in the oil whilst you prepare the rest of the veg.

Crush 4 cloves of garlic and add to the pan and give everything a good stir.

Start with 1 aubergine, cutting into 1 inch chunks, then 3 courgettes cutting into similar sizes adding veg chunks once they're chopped. Then deseed and slice 1 yellow and 1 red pepper into 1 inch pieces and add them to the pan with 1 - 2 fresh chillies sliced thinly.

For this sauce I also halved and included a few handfuls of mushrooms.

By now the veg will have begun to soften. Tip in 2 tins of tomatoes and 1 tin of black eyed peas drained. Season with salt and black pepper and bring to a gentle simmer.

Cook pasta according to packet instructions (usually around 10 minutes), by which time the veg sauce will be cooked.

Serve in big bowls and tuck in!

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