Sugo All’Ortolana – Organic Mixed Vegetable Sauce 350g



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Certified 100% organic this is a sun kissed sauce with a medley of vegetables. 

Ortolana simply translates to “Greengrocer” and that reflects the ingredients inside the sauce. This is a sun kissed sauce with a medley of slow cooked vegetables. Onions, carrots, celery & garlic are sautéed down until they are super soft and then paired with chopped aubergines, courgettes and peppers and left to simmer, finished with a big glug of oil. A great staple to have in the pantry for a quick family meal.

Works well with many pasta shapes, but we feel works very well with Trottole as a big bowl of sharing pasta, the sauce will get right in the coils. Or with Penne Regine or Lumaconi for making Pasta al Forno, Pasta Bake. Topped with plenty of cheese.



Puglia is a region of Italy on the southern coast, known as the ‘heel’ of the ‘boot’ of Italy. Visitors can enjoy a piece of everything in Puglia from the Baroque streets in ‘The Florence in the South’ Lecce to the longest coastline in Italy and the unique stone-built, hobbit-style Trullo huts in Alberobello.

This is all dominated by the region’s most treasured source of income, olives. Puglia produces 40% of Italy’s olive oil, making it one of the largest in the world. This oil is used on pastas that are native to the region such as orechiette (little ears) which get their name from their distinctive shape. Orechiette is used in dishes such as orecchiette alle cime di rapa, a simple pasta that combines olive oil, pecorino and cime di rapa (a relative of the humble broccoli).

The most widely grown wine grape in the region is Negroamaro – literally ‘black bitter’. It is hardly grown outside the region and is used to produce some of Puglian’s best wines like Salice Salentino. Primitivo is also a very popular variety, producing rich, high alcohol red wines.