Simple Summer Tomato Sauce

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This sauce requires tomatoes at the peak of ripeness.  If it is not tomato season, don’t even bother!  If the sauce is not thick enough, after blending, simply bring sauce to a light boil before adding olive oil and pepper, allowing the sauce to reduce to desired thickness.

1 tbsp butter
1½ cups diced sweet onion (1 medium)
1 tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
6 cups chopped heirloom tomatoes (6 large)
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp fresh cracked pepper

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter.  Add onions.  Sauté for 10 minutes; onions will be softened.  Add garlic.  Sauté for 1 minute, stirring occasionally; garlic will be fragrant.  Add tomatoes and sea salt.  Raise heat to medium-high, stirring, until tomato juice comes to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes; tomatoes will be softened.  Carefully blend in a blender until smooth.  Return to the rinsed pot and add olive oil and cracked pepper.  Re-season with sea salt to taste.



  • sandy Schrec

    This is a gorgeous post! Not to mention dee-lish
    looking. I’m so sad I can’t walk down to the garden and harvest away!! Maybe someday we can write a tomato-only cookbook!

    September 13, 2013
  • ally

    This looks so down to earth delicious, I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing!

    April 2, 2014

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