Super Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce

Super Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce

Make batches of this tasty sauce to go with a number of recipes in this cookbook

CAL/SERV :

31

PREP TIME :

5 MINS

YIELDS :

12 SERVINGS

COOK TIME:

15 MINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped (about 1 clove)
  • 1 jar (12 oz) roasted red peppers, drained and diced (or substitute fresh roasted red peppers; see tip)
  • 2 cans (14½ oz each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (5½ oz) low-sodium tomato juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat. Cook until soft, but not browned (for about 30 seconds).
  2. Add diced red peppers, and continue to cook for 2–3 minutes, until the peppers begin to sizzle.
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato juice, basil, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly. (Sauce can be pureed for picky eaters.)
  4. Use immediately. Or, refrigerate in a tightly sealed container for 3–5 days or freeze for 1–2 months.

Nutrition (per serving):

Calories 31, Total fat 1 g, Saturated fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 76 mg, Total fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 4 g, Potassium 66 mg, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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