What you need
1 tbsp oil
1/2 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 carrots peeled and grated
1/2 red pepper chopped
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp sugar
1tsp chopped green herbs, dried or fresh
What you do
1. Chop all the vegetables
2. Cook onion in oil gently for 5 minutes
3. Add tomato, pepper and carrots cook for 5 minutes
4. Add tinned tomatoes, stock and tomato puree, cook for 20 minutes
5. Add sugar, vinegar and green herbs cook for 5 minutes.
You can leave the sauce chunky, or make it smooth with a hand blender.
Use as a stir through pasta sauce, or with rice. Add chicken or fish or minced beef for a delicious bolognaise.
See how to cook this recipe on my YouTube channel LexieCooks
This recipe is good for young children - they like pasta and the sauce has hidden vegetables in it. You can use any vegetables that you like.
This recipe was created for our friends at Turning Heads CIC.
Turning Heads CIC provide benefit to people in Devon with learning disabilities, who are homeless, who are furthest from employment and education and the long-term unemployed to develop skills, find employment, attain qualifications, gain work experience and increase social opportunity and wellbeing.
Turning Heads run a number of cooking programmes each year, both in person and virtually, the recipes and interactive video tutorials can be found at www.turningheads.org.uk
Lexie Adamson, aged 18