Who said heirlooms don’t make good sauce? Well, probably no one, but either way, they do:) They make a delicious sauce and a gorgeous one at that. A homemade sauce is one of my favorite things, especially with fresh tomatoes in the summer. This summer is coming to a close but there are still plenty of tomatoes out there and I have been freezing some to make this easy and refreshing sauce this fall and winter!
Tangy and Tasty Rainbow Marinara Sauce
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
15 -18 large organic heirloom tomatoes (pick a rainbow assortment:)
1 small 6 oz. can of organic tomato paste (you can add two cans for a thicker sauce)
fresh, chopped basil (to taste – about a handful)
fresh, chopped oregano (to taste)
pinch of salt
1/8 cup sugar
1. Saute chopped onion and garlic with EVOO in a large stockpot.
2. Blanch and peel tomatoes. Squeeze out seeds/juice, and chop. Add to onions and garlic stockpot.
3. Add tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and sugar.
4. Simmer. Turn on low and cook for ~4 hours on stovetop.
Here is a recipe you may enjoy that sauce in:
**In all honesty, you can make this marinara sauce with any tomatoes. The farm with which I have a CSA share is known for their heirloom tomatoes but I have made it with Beefsteaks and more. Also, adding paste tomatoes are a great idea as well to get a thicker sauce:)
Because I love connecting with others this post is linked up with Tasty Traditions!