Homemade pasta sauce is the best, but few of us have the time to make it regularly. When you want a fresher, more unique taste than what you can find in a store-bought sauce, you can add some sauteed vegetables to bring out a crisp flavour.
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WonderHowTo writer Gabrielle Taylor explains:
Dice up some vegetables and sauté them in a little oil before adding the sauce. Onions, capsicum, carrots and garlic are all good, but you can throw in pretty much anything you like. The key is to have some kind of fresh vegetable to make it taste and look like fresh homemade sauce.
If you need something even quicker, however, she also suggests tossing in some greens such as spinach, kale, or basil strips before you’re done heating the sauce. That takes a little less time and adds some healthy freshness without much effort. For more tips on spicing up store-bought sauce, check out the full post over at WonderHowTo.