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Quick and Chunky Tomato Sauce

Sardinians use this sauce on pasta, fregula, or crisp flatbread or as a dipping sauce for fresh baked bread. Studies show that people who consume a lot of tomatoes reduce their risk of ovarian or prostate cancer. The Sardin- ian tomato, pomodoro sardo, is larger than a cherry tomato but smaller than the garden variety American tomato.
For this recipe, you can substitute with Roma tomatoes or grape tomatoes.

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Quick and Chunky Tomato Sauce Recipe


10 medium Roma tomatoes or 25 to 35 grape tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 to 4 leaves basil, chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper (optional)


In a sauté pan, sauté all ingredients in olive oil until onion is not quite transparent, about 8-10 minutes.
Sauce will be chunky but not broken down all the way.
Remove from heat and stir in salt and pepper to taste.

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