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This summer tomato sauce recipe combines vine-ripened tomatoes with onions, garlic and fresh Italian herbs. It is a classic marinara sauce that comes together in about an hour.
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Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce

This summer tomato sauce recipe combines vine-ripened tomatoes with onions, garlic and fresh Italian herbs. It is a classic marinara sauce that comes together in about an hour.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Pantry Ingredients
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fresh tomato sauce
Servings: 10
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté while stirring for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the tomatoes, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and simmer for 30 minutes. For a chunky sauce, simply keep warm until ready to use.
  • For a Smooth Sauce: Remove the pan from the heat. Puree the sauce with a food strainer, food processor, or immersion blender. Return the sauce to the heat and keep warm until ready to use.
  • This recipe makes about 5 cups. Store extra in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or freeze for longer storage. Calories based on 1/2 cup serving size.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal