Cooking, Live Simply

Garden Fresh Pasta Sauce

Our garden did not do as well as last year. The drought followed by torrential rains made for many problems. This week however, I found my kitchen counter overflowing with tomatoes that were ripening faster than I could use them.

Yesterday I canned 8 pints of salsa and today I made a garden fresh pasta sauce.

The family was pretty happy with the flavor, so I thought I’d share the recipe…

1) Blanch 8-10 tomatoes, remove skins and squeeze out excess liquid. Simmer on medium heat, stirring frequently to keep from sticking.

2) Dice an onion and 3 cloves of fresh garlic.

3) Saute onion and garlic in 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Makes the house smell yummy!

4) Add 1 Cup of diced green pepper. Saute then add to tomatoes.

5) Add 1 Tbsp fresh basil and 1/2 Tbsp fresh oregano.

6) Season with 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.

Simmer to desired thickness and enjoy!

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