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How to make a carrot based sauce taste more tomatoey?

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BloomedAgain Wed 17-Apr-19 19:38:21

I have a guest for lunch who is allergic to tomato. I'm going to make pasta as one of the dishes and have already made fresh pesto, but am trying out a carrot based sauce. So far it has pureed carrot, fresh basil, oregano, a little stock, garlic and onion. It's tasty but wonder out of interedt if I could add something to make it more tomatoey. Maybe something acidic? Or another herb?

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JayeAshe Wed 17-Apr-19 19:43:33

Sugar, lemon juice, worcester sauce, mild paprika ( for colour).

BloomedAgain Wed 17-Apr-19 19:52:37

Great ideas! I have sugar lemon and Worcestershire sauce, but will get some paprika tomorrow morning. I think it'll help the sweet/sour thing it needs.

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ZazieTheBruce Thu 18-Apr-19 08:55:47

Skinned red peppers- check they can have those though as they are related to tomatoes, similarly aubergine. Plus maybe a little beetroot for sweetness. Diced courgette also good to add sweetness/body if Fried til sweet and reduced like onions.

BloomedAgain Thu 18-Apr-19 16:04:44

Thank you Zazie. On your advice I added some beetroot and courgette which worked really well.

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