With tomatoes in season, there's no better time to make this
easy and light, fresh tomato sauce. So good!
It couldn't be easier to throw together.
I served it over ricotta and spinach tortellini with some fresh
grated Parmesan cheese and basil.
Having leftover tortellini is a bonus because I use it for one of my favorite salads
Super Simple & Fresh Tomato Sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper
5 large tomatoes, rough chop
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp sugar
Handful of fresh basil
Cut tomatoes into big chunks and blend until smooth.
Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil, onion with a pinch of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes; saute until it starts to soften. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more. Stir in pureed tomatoes, Italian seasoning and sugar. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, 20-25 minutes or until desired consistency. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if necessary. Stir in fresh basil.
Labels: dinner, fresh tomato sauce, homemade tomato sauce, italian, lunch, pasta, tortellini