1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped
400g chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato purée
2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1 pinch ground black pepper
350g dried spaghetti
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil, to garnish
Heat the oil in a saucepan or frying pan. Add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until soft.
Add the garlic, and cook gently for another minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and mixed herbs. Season with pepper and then simmer gently, stirring every now and again, for 15 minutes or until the sauce is thick and rich.
Drain the spaghetti and serve with the sauce, topped with fresh basil or other chopped herbs, if you like.