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Simple Tomato Sauce

Simple tomato sauce

Fresh herbs make everything better, but this sauce is good with dried herbs as well. If you’re using fresh herbs, increase the amount a bit.

This recipe comes from FDP team member Lynn Barendsen—she likes to serve it with pasta and chicken!


  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Splash olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • 1-2 Tbsp. parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat 2-3 Tblsps. olive oil in a pan over low heat.
  2. Add onion and saute until clear.
  3. Add garlic and cook for a few minutes longer–do not let garlic start to brown (it will become bitter).
  4. Add tomatoes and stir.
  5. Add herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. If you like a smooth sauce, you can either mash with a potato masher or put the sauce through a blender. But it is equally good to serve as is over pasta.