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Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spanish Tomato Sauce Recipe (Salsa de Tomate)

Lauren Aloise
This Spanish tomato sauce recipe is straight from my culinary school in Spain! Easy and delicious.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1015.59 kcal


  • 1 kilo about 2 1/4 lbs of ripe plum tomatoes, peeled and with the pulp and seeds removed, diced
  • 100 grams about 1/4 lb of pancetta, diced (or a ham bone)
  • 50 ml about 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 grams onion about 1 medium onion, diced
  • 100 grams carrot about 2 large carrots, diced
  • 25 grams about 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 80 grams about 1/3 Cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 liter about 2 1/4 Cups water
  • 2 cloves of garlic skin left on and smashed
  • Bay leafs
  • Salt pepper, and sugar to taste


  • Heat the olive oil and add the pancetta or ham bone, cook slowly without browning
  • Add the diced carrot and onion, and sauté over medium heat until cooked through (but not browned)
  • Sprinkle the flour and stir, not allowing the flour to burn or take on color, but cooking it for a couple of minutes
  • Add the tomato paste, the diced tomatoes, water, garlic cloves, and bay leaves
  • Add salt and pepper, and a bit of sugar if the tomatoes are very acidic
  • Simmer slowly for about an hour, skimming if necessary
  • Strain through a colander and add salt and pepper as needed


Calories: 1015.59kcalCarbohydrates: 44.27gProtein: 88.51gFat: 52.32gSaturated Fat: 12.01gCholesterol: 1198mgSodium: 1062.81mgPotassium: 1967.6mgFiber: 4.46gSugar: 9.42gVitamin A: 9183.67IUVitamin C: 40.27mgCalcium: 222.84mgIron: 6.15mg
Keyword homemade pasta sauce, homemade tomato sauce, Salsa de Tomate
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