Tomato Sauce

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
5 tomatoes, quartered (about 2 1/4 pounds)
1 cup loosely packed basil leaves
1 teaspoon salt


Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes. Add tomato, and reduce heat to medium.

Simmer 20 minutes or until tomato is soft. Add basil, and simmer 7 to 8 minutes more. Let cool 10 minutes.

Puree in a food processor 1 minute or until smooth. Add salt; cover and chill 1 hour.

Rolando Cruz-Taura,

Coastal Living

March 2009