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Nonna's Easy Tomato Sauce

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A very simple tomato sauce recipe from a Sicilian grandmother's kitchen. This is not a thick red-style sauce but rather, it's a light and refreshing tomato sauce using just fresh tomatoes, olive oil, and basil.

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  • 2 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered (350 grams)
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • red pepper flakes, to taste

Instructions
  1. Step 1: Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and cook until softened, stirring frequently and squishing the tomatoes down with a fork. This should take about 10 to 15 minutes. If the tomatoes are browning too quickly, lower the heat.
  2. Step 2: Once soft and sauce-like, turn off the heat. Add the olive oil, pepper flakes, salt, and fresh basil leaves. The residual heat of the sauce will naturally wilt the leaves. Note:
  3. Serve: Use this sauce as-is in pasta dishes like Pasta with Fried Eggplants or try blending it if you prefer a smoother sauce. For a pizza sauce, add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and blend until smooth.

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Nonna’s Easy Tomato Sauce

PT15M 2 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered (350 grams) 1/2 cup fresh whole basil leaves 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt red pepper flakes, to taste Gluten Free Paleo Vegan Low-Carb 1 Servings Ingredients:

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