Lessons > How to Make Tomato Sauce (Plant-Based)

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Lesson Overview

Tomato sauce is one of the most important mother sauces and is an indispensable staple in many kitchens around the world. In Italian cuisine, tomato sauce is everything and there is absolutely no option but to make it from scratch.

Once you know the fundamental skills for making an authentic …

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • describe the correct sequence for preparing tomato sauce
  • identify the key critical steps to developing the best flavor in a tomato sauce
  • explain why slicing garlic is preferable to chopping or pressing it
  • explain why tomato paste is used in tomato sauce
  • define passattuto and passatto
  • describe the three methods used to deseed tomatoes

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Make Tomato Sauce
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Using Onions & Olive Oil in Tomato Sauce
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4. Adding Garlic to Tomato Sauce
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5. Adding Tomato Paste to Tomato Sauce
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6. Choosing Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce
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7. De-seeding Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce
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8. Add Tomatoes & Simmering Tomato Sauce
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9. Seasoning & Finishing Tomato Sauce
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10. Practice Activities & Recipes
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11. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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Please consider these additional lessons to support your learning and discovery. Some of these lessons are prerequisites that may help contextualize what you are learning and form a baseline of knowledge and skill. Other lessons are related and may help you explore next steps or dive deeper on a learning topic.

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"I won't be putting garlic through the press when making tomato sauce, nor adding dried oregano at the beginning anymore after making this delicious sauce." ★★★★★
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18 Videos | 11 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Make Tomato Sauce
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Using Onions & Olive Oil in Tomato Sauce
Task 4: Adding Garlic to Tomato Sauce
Task 5: Adding Tomato Paste to Tomato Sauce
Task 6: Choosing Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce
Task 7: De-seeding Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce
Task 8: Add Tomatoes & Simmering Tomato Sauce

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