Project Description


  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 carrot very finely diced or grated
  • 1 onion very finely chopped
  • 1 stick of celery very finely chopped
  • 1 by 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of peeled black garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons of brown sugar (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Italian mixed herbs
  • Salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • Instructions


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan until hot. Add the carrot, onion and celery and simmer until soft but not coloured.
  2. Crush the black garlic cloves and add to the vegetables.
  3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes.
  4. Add the tomato puree and herbs. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour on a very low heat. If the sauce is too thick add a little hot vegetable stock.
  6. Check for seasoning and then add the brown sugar to taste.