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Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce


  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and mashed
  • 1.14 kg (2.5 lb) fresh ripe tomatoes, diced into 1cm (1/2") cubes
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) fresh sage, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 125 ml (1/2 c) dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute onions and garlic until softened. Add tomatoes, keeping the heat as high as possible without browning. Add herbs and wine. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add more wine or water if needed to achieve desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.

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