Thick, Herby Tomato Sauce

For everyone groovin' on a heart-healthy plant-based diet, my thick, herby tomato sauce is an oil-free tomato sauce that's low in sodium.   It only takes a love for cooking fresh foods to make it.  I like to make plenty for eating right away and can the rest for later.

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Thick, Herby Tomato Sauce

By Published: October 6, 2012

  • Yield: 2 quarts
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 10 mins

For everyone groovin' on a heart-healthy plant-based diet, my thick, herby tomato sauce is an oil-free tomato sauce that's low in …

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 to 4 pounds tomatoes peeled, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Fill a 5-quart pot 2/3 of the way with water. Bring to a full simmer. Score the blossom end of each tomato. Dip tomatoes in hot water for 5 to 10 seconds. Remove and place in strainer. When all the tomatoes are finished, remove the skins. Place tomatoes in a large bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a 5 quart pot, heat 1/3 cup water over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, stir and cook until is tender.
  3. Add tomatoes, garlic, water, thyme, sugar, oregano, sage, salt and pepper. Simmer on medium-low heat for 40 minutes, covered.
  4. Using an immersion blender or electric drink blender, blend tomato chunks into a smooth sauce.
  5. Using a wire mesh strainer over a large bowl, strain sauce to remove all the seeds. You will be left with a super-smooth sauce you'll be proud to share.
  6. Reheat and serve over pasta, or put up the sauce for later.