Here are 3 cupboard ingredients to reduce the acidity of your homemade tomato sauce

In lasagna, on pizza, or to accompany a pasta dish, meat or fish, tomato sauce is a kitchen essential. Although easy to make, when prepared at home, tomato sauce can quickly become too acidic. To avoid this, here are some tips.

Dark chocolate

As surprising as it may seem, dark chocolate is the ally of a successful tomato sauce. Rich in complex flavors, with slightly bitter notes, it helps balance and reduce this acidity. Add a small amount (10-20 g) of dark chocolate to your sauce and let it melt, mixing well. Taste and adjust to your preference. If you don't have chocolate on hand, you can substitute it with a small amount of sugar, about a teaspoon or square.

The carrot

For a more dietary option, replace the sugar with a whole carrot. Naturally sweet, it will soften the acidity of the sauce as it simmers.

Baking soda

Baking soda is a very effective acidity neutralizer. Add a small pinch to the sauce and mix well. Be careful not to add too much, as this may alter the taste of the sauce.

With these tips, you can say goodbye to acidity and enjoy a balanced and tasty tomato sauce. Treat yourself !

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