Tuesday, December 7, 2010

30-Minute Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce is fast, flavorful, and ridiculously easy.  Whip some up to dip bread in for a snack or side dish, or double the recipe to ladle over a pound of cooked pasta.

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
14 oz canned good diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, roughly chopped

Heat olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about a minute.  Add the onion, season with a bit of salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion turns golden.

Add the tomatoes with juices, parsley, and a bit more salt and pepper.  Stir to incorporate and bring the tomatoes to a simmer.  Reduce the heat so that the sauce can barely simmer (just a few bubbles come to the surface) and don't touch or stir it for about 20 minutes.  A thin film of oil should appear on the surface.  Taste and adjust for seasonings.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This is just like a recipe that my ex used to make. I make it all the time now without the parsley; next time I will try it with fresh parsley!!