Homemade Organic Garlic and Herb Tomato Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 Tbsp. organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large organic yellow onion, chopped [1 cup]
  • 1 medium organic carrot, chopped [1/2 cup] (optional)
  • 1 [24 oz.] jar organic crushed tomatoes [2-1/2 cups]
  • 2-1/2 cups unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 3 fresh organic basil leaves, finely chopped; OR 1 tsp. organic dried basil
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano; OR 1/2 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Roasted Garlic Paste; OR Homemade Organic Garlic Puree; OR 3-4 organic garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped.
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar (optional; use if not adding carrots)
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil until bubbly.
  2. Add the onion, carrot and garlic to the oil and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add the salt, sugar, basil, and oregano to the vegetable mixture; Stir well and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes and water to the saucepan; Stir until well blended.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer; Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into a half-gallon Mason jar.
  7. Blend this sauce with an immersion blender to thicken.
  8. This makes 4-5 cups of sauce and this recipe can be doubled or quadrupled without issues (puree in batches and/or use larger jars, if necessary).
  9. Enjoy!

 

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