Easy Italian-Style Tomato Sauce

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Recipes
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

A Heart-Healthy Sides & Sauces Recipe

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 cans Italian-style plum tomatoes or 2 lbs. fresh plum or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. red or white wine
  • ½ Tbsp. chopped basil
  • ½ tsp. fresh oregano leaves, crushed
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Pour the olive oil into a pan and sauté the garlic and onions for 30 seconds to 1 minute. If you're using canned tomatoes, crush or chop them in a blender. For fresh tomatoes, chop them into small cubes. Add the wine and heat for 30 to 40 minutes. Then slowly simmer for 1 to 2 hours while stirring occasionally. Add the basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. The sauce will keep for up to 1 week, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts( per serving): Calories 100, Total Fat 5 g, Sodium 15 mg, Carbs 12 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 2 g

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