Homemade Classic Pasta Sauce

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On the other hand, tomatoes are really good for you!

According to research lycopene is a big aid in helping to reduce the risk of several types of cancer. Watermelons, pink grapefruit, and tomato based products such as pasta sauce and tomato puree are all good sources of lycopene. Homemade pasta sauce tastes very different from jars or cans and there’s just no comparison.


7 Plum tomatoes
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1/2 Onion, diced finely
2 cloves Garlic, grated



1. Choose about 10 to 15 nice big plum tomatoes for this recipe.

2. First blanch the tomatoes in hot water for about 1 to 2 minutes until skin starts to peel.

3. Rinse with cold water and remove the skin.

4. Chop up the tomatoes.

5. Sauté the onions in a little olive oil until tender but not caramelized.

6. Finely chop 1 small glove of garlic and add to the sauté.

7. Pour the chopped tomatoes into a pot and gently simmer for about 20 minutes to reduce the liquid.

8. Add salt, about 1 teaspoon or slightly more depending on your taste.

9. Use it for your pasta. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese and enjoy the taste!

You know what? After fussing around with getting the skin off the tomatoes, one day I discovered if I just blend everything in a food blender — the tomatoes, onions, garlic — and then transfer them to pot and slowly simmer the sauce until the liquid is reduced, I get just as good a result.


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