This basic Tomato Sauce is a good starter for other recipes. Use it in pizza sauce, marinara sauce, or in soups.
Here is a basic Tomato Sauce that is a good starter for other recipes. It can be used in many ways. For a pasta or pizza sauce, add your favorite herbs, vegetables, or other aromatics to add another dimension.
Replace this Tomato Sauce anywhere that a canned tomato sauce is listed. It would work great in my Stuffed Green Peppers recipe, where I originally used canned.
I used it in my Black Bean Jicama Tacos with Chipotle Cream, which turned out very well.
You may want to add more garlic than what is listed. I did not use much because I wanted the tomato to be the star, and because I wanted to use this as a base for other dishes.
I figured that I could always add more later, but it is impossible to take it away.
This recipe is a great way to make a dent in a large amount of tomatoes, which is exactly what I needed to do. You can freeze small portions in zip lock freezer bags, as I did, and take them out as you need them.
For all you gardeners out there that have an abundance of tomatoes, this recipe is for you!
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- 32 Roma tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 white onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Boil enough water for 5-7 tomatoes to be able to fit in.
- Slit tomatoes with an x on each one.
- In batches, put 5-7 tomatoes in boiling water for a few minutes.
- Pull out each one and put in an ice water bath.
- Take off the skin and core. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a pan and add chopped onion, and minced garlic until browned.
- In a food processor, blend tomatoes, onion, and garlic (working in batches).
- Simmer tomatoes, onion, garlic, and salt for 30 minutes - 1 ½ hours, depending on how you like your sauce.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.