Lucy's Friendly Foods

Roasted Tomato Sauce with Roasted Vegetables and Herby Couscous

This sauce is blinding! Packed full of sweet roasted tomato flavour, it adds to many a dish. Think pasta, pizza etc. I Particularly like it served with roasted vegetables and herby couscous – a super delicious healthy supper (add chicken, halloumi or tofu depending on your taste)


Roasted Tomato Sauce

  • 1 pack of ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • olive oil
  • seasoning
  • oregano
  • sugar

– Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade

– Halve the tomatoes and place in a roasting tray. Add the sliced onions and garlic cloves. season, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with herbs

– Roast for 30-40 minutes

– Pour into a liquidizer and blend. Add the tomato puree and sugar while it’s still whizzing. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Roasted Vegetables

  • any combination of peppers, mushrooms, courgettes, sweet potato, onions, aubergine, artichoke
  • cut into equal size pieces
  • place in a roasting tin and drizzle with oil, sprinkle seasoning and any herbs
  • Roast for at least 45 minutes

Herby Couscous

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • good handful of herbs

– Bring the water, oil, lemon juice and salt to the boil

– Pour over the couscous. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes

– Then fluff with a fork and fold through the herbs (check seasoning)

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