Fun (but messy!) to make Tomato Sauce

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Tomato sauce is perfect for adding to any pasta dish or your pizza base.

Remember to wash your hands thoroughly!

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 4 fresh basil leaves

You will also need:

  • An apronThis healthy Basil and Tomato Sauce is easy to make with children and healthy too :-)
  • A chopping board
  • A ย knife (to use with an adult)
  • A large plastic bowl
  • A plastic lemon squeezer

Method:

  1. Put cherry tomatoes into the large bowl. Squeeze each one until it bursts (Mind out, they will squirt!) Then pull them into pieces.
  2. Cut the two large tomatoes in half with a knife.
  3. Squeeze them on a lemon squeezer to make as much juice as you can. Then pour into the bowl.
  4. Tear the basil leaves into small pieces over the bowl and stir them in.
  5. Spoon your fabulous sauce onto your favourite dish.This healthy Basil and Tomato Sauce is easy to make with children and healthy too :-)

Or you could try a flatbread/bruschetta topped with the tomato sauce and sprinkle it with basil or parsley if you prefer.

You could even add it to other vegetables.

Let me know what you like your sauce with!

I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato is a fun story to read with young children – it may even encourage them to eat tomatoes ๐Ÿ™‚

Parents โ€“ If you try this recipe with your child, Iโ€™d love to hear from you. Tweet meย a photo, share it on the Handy Herbs Facebook pageย or pin it to your recipe board!

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20 thoughts on “Fun (but messy!) to make Tomato Sauce

  1. Lucas says – I love this as it looks like it would be really messy, especially with the squirty tomatoes!!! I’ll be keeping an eye on your blog for anything else messy!!!! he he ๐Ÿ™‚ #letkidsbekids

  2. There’s nothing like fresh tomato and basil sauce.

    Thanks so much for linking up to #toddlerapprovedtuesday this week xRemember you can add your posts to our Facebook group or pinterest board, just ask to be added ๐Ÿ™‚

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