Since sweets and protein bars aren’t the only thing that you should eat, here is a recipe for you that will change up your thoughts on tomato sauce. This won’t be your typical sauce that you see in jars and on top of pizzas, but rather a sauce that takes raw tomatoes and makes them better.
We use this sauce mostly to add to chicken dishes, pasta dishes, or meatballs. You can even add it to your own pizza if you want however, we have found that it just compliments the three dishes stated above. Occasionally we will add sauce from a jar (separately) to have that saucy touch in a meal, but other times it’s not needed.
The nicest part about this recipe is that it doesn’t take long to make nor does it take very long to cook. You should give yourself a half hour to dice the veggies and cook them. Feel free to try different seasonings as well.
This recipe can serve 3-4 people easily.
• 4 Medium Size Plum Tomatoes, Diced
• 3 Cloves Garlic, diced
• ½ to 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Garlic Powder
• Italian Seasoning
• Dried Parsley Flakes
• Wax Paper
• Small Pan
Before you start to cut your tomatoes, make sure to rinse them off with water and soap to get off any germs that may be on them and extra oil. With the garlic, you don’t need to worry since it’s protected by its outer wrapping.
Dice your tomatoes and garlic and allow garlic to sit for about 10 minutes.
Scoop all of your ingredients into your pan followed by pouring your olive oil over them. Now, ½ tablespoon will be enough to make this sauce hold together whereas putting more in will result in a more sauce-like texture (more liquid from the oil and the tomatoes). So you know you and if you prefer to have more of a liquid feel to your sauces, add in that extra ½ tablespoon. For the images provided, we used ½ tablespoon.
Add in your seasonings. We are very generous with ours simply because we like a lot of flavor. The more seasonings you put in, the more those will come out. We typically judge the amount by the amount of coverage over the tomatoes and garlic. We put in enough to cover the mixture. If you prefer the taste of tomatoes over anything else, we suggest only putting in a small amount of them. Mix everything until well mixed.
Turn your burner on to medium heat. Allow the mixture to reach a boil and let boil until the tomatoes are soft (about 5 minutes). Turn your burner down to low and allow it to simmer for the next 5-10 minutes. The longer it sits the more tender the mixture becomes.