Dukan Diet Recipe: Simple Tomato Sauce

This is a recipe only suitable for PV days in the Cruise Phase due to the amount of tomatoes used.  It is very versatile apart from serving as a sauce to accompany other food and can be used in a large number of dishes.  It can also be a very useful way of using up over ripe tomatoes which are too soft to use in salads.

Simple Tomato Sauce


  • 1 finely diced medium onion
  • 6 to 8 fresh tomatoes skinned and chopped or 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 finely diced clove of garlic
  • Optional 1 teaspoon of olive or rapeseed oil
  • Seasoning to taste


  1. The use of the oil is optional as Dr Dukan has only recently allowed the use of one teaspoon of olive or rapeseed oil  each day on his diet.  If you are not intending to use your daily allowance for another meal you can use the teaspoon of oil to fry the onion and garlic until soft.  If you have no allowance left or prefer not to use oil you can dry fry the onion and garlic instead using a little water if needed to stop the food burning.
  2. Add the tomatoes and continue cooking at a simmer for 15 minutes.

You now have your basic tomato sauce to which you can add the herbs and seasoning of your choice.  It will be a fairly coarse texture but you can use a hand blender to make a smoother sauce.  You can also add sweetener to make your own tomato ketchup.  If you want a thicker consistency you may need to drain off some liquid.

It can form the basis of a soup, or you can add ground/minced beef to make a bolognese.  You could also serve it poured over turkey meatballs or fish or as a base for a chicken curry.


11 Responses to “Dukan Diet Recipe: Simple Tomato Sauce”

  • michelle mazzeo on July 13, 2017

    Hi Is sugar free chocolate jello or sugar free strawberry jello brand aloud.Thank You Michelle

    • Amber on July 13, 2017

      Hi Michelle

      Only the gelatin sugar free dessests are allowed.



  • Liz on September 14, 2014

    Hi Amber! Love your site. I just started and am finishing day two of the attack phase. Looking forward to making bolognese in cruise phase, but don’t like chunky sauces. Can I use 400 grams worth of tomato purée instead?

    Thanks!! Keep up the great work and thanks for making this journey easier (and tastier)!


  • Cassie on August 31, 2014

    Can you tell me how much 1 tin is of chopped tomatoes? I have cans of them, but don’t know what the actual amount measurement is.

    • Amber on September 5, 2014

      Hi Cassie

      A tin is 400 grams.


  • Andrea on March 9, 2014

    Hi – I keep wondering why tomatoes are allowd as a “vegtable” on the PV days. They are a fruit and contain sugar. Also – I wondered about Rhubard. I could not find this in my UK version of the book, but this is outdated anyway (2010: it for example does not contain the Tofu foodgroup). Many thanks.

    • Amber on March 9, 2014

      Hi Andrea

      I’ve got no idea how Dr Dukan chose which foods to include but there are other vegetables such as peppers that are also technically fruit which are included in the diet. Tomatoes are very versatile and because of their high water content they are very low in calories. Rhubarb isn’t technically a fruit and it is very low in sugar and I think it was added as a vegetable to help with constipation.

      Kind regards


      • Andrea on March 11, 2014

        Thanks Amber, I love rhubarb, and it just starts growing in the garden. I see in another post about tolerated food that I can have 100 gram (steamed) on PP days, and unlimited on PV days. Just wanted to add this here in case any other rhubarb lover reads this post. Cheers, Andrea

        • Amber on March 11, 2014

          Hi Andrea

          It is really good to help constipation too!

          Amber:) x

  • Dukan Diet Recipe: Simple Tomato Sauce | thedukandietsite.com | SDiet.com on February 19, 2012

    Hi Amber

    Hope you don’t mind but I’ve put a link to this article on my site.


    • Amber on February 20, 2012

      Hi D

      You’re very welcome!


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