Quick Tomato Sauce

From Moosewood Restaurant new classics


2 tsp olive oil                                                    2 cups finely chopped onions   

2-3 garlic cloves, minced                                  1 tsp salt, or more to taste

6 cups chopped tomatoes                                 ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  Warm the oil in a 2-quart saucepan.  Add the onions, garlic, and salt and sauté on medium heat for about 7 minutes, until golden.  Add the tomatoes, their juice, and the pepper and bring to a simmer.  Cook 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 


  “Moosewood’s Tony del Plato learned to make this tomato sauce from his mama.  The speed and ease of the basic recipe reflects the simplicity and economy of much Italian home cooking”  


**if you like herbs in your sauce, try adding some fresh basil 5min after adding the tomatoes.