Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tomato Sauce

I make my tomato sauce a bit chunky but if you don't like any chunks in it just throw it in the blender before adding the corn starch :).

Basic Tomato Sauce


-4 cups of water -5 tomatoes, diced  -1 bulb of garlic, grated -1/4 cup of onion, diced  -2 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. black pepper  -2 tsp. salt  -1/4 cup corn starch mixed with ¼ cup of water    (look below for style of sauce)


-Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil and add the 1 bulb of garlic and ¼ cup of onion.

-After onions are translucent and tender, add the 5 diced tomatoes.

-Boil for 10 minutes.
-Add remaining ingredients except corn starch mixture.
-Bring to a boil.
-Add corn starch mixture and simmer until thick (btw it does get to a good saucy thickness, the picture just makes it look a bit watery :) )

Home made pasta with broccoli and peas, topped with tomato sauce and served with garlic bread!

It tastes the best if you salt the water used to cook the vegetables and noodles first.

Makes 6.5 cups
1 cup=60 calories
Italian flavors sauce-
-1/2 tsp basil  -1/4 tsp oregano  -1/2 cup red wine 
Mexican flavors sauce -
-1/8 cup diced fresh cilantro   -1/8 tsp oregano   -1/2 tsp cumin  -1/2 tsp chili powder

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