I’ve been watching fresh basil grow like a weed on my balcony this summer so I figured what better way to use it all up then to make a delicious fresh tomato basil sauce. I stopped by at our local farmers market and picked up some fresh organic tomatoes too, to make this tomato sauce extra fresh and delicious!!
After posting a picture of my beautiful tomatoes on Instagram, I had over a dozen requests for the recipe for this tomato sauce, so here it is!
Here’s what you’ll need:
20 Organic Vine Ripened Tomatoes (Quartered)
2 Cups (or more!) Freshly Chopped Basil
1 White Onion, finely chopped
8 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
4 tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)
¼ C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp chili pepper
2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Place the quartered Tomatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add 2tsp of Salt and 1 tsp Pepper, and 2 tbsp olive oil and toss.
- Place the coated tomatoes in a baking dish and spread evenly
- Bake the tomatoes in the oven, uncovered for 30 minutes
- Put the oven on broil for an additional 5 minutes to give the tomatoes a nice golden hue.
- Heat a medium to large size pot on medium heat. Add the remainder of olive oil, and the garlic and onions. Cook for about 5 minutes or until translucent.
- Add 2 tsp of salt, chili pepper, and 1 tsp ground pepper to the pot and mix thoroughly until spices are fragrant.
- Add the roasted tomatoes (and only half of their juices from the roasting process or else the sauce will be too liquidy) and the basil and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
- Ladle half of the simmered sauce into a high speed blender, careful not to put too much into the blender as the heat from the sauce will push the lid off (we don’t want any accidents now do we!). Blend for 30 seconds
- Mix the blended sauce with the chunky sauce and ENJOY!