Homemade Tomato Sauce

Why buy from the store when you can make your own? With garden-fresh produce and delicious olive oils, this homemade tomato sauce has much more zip.

 3 tbsp. Tuscan Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Red Onion, cut into .25-inch cubes
4 large cloves of garlic, cubed
1.5 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 celery stalk, cut into pea-sized cubes
2-3 ripe tomatoes, diced

Combine the oil and onion in a large pot and cook over moderate heat until the onion begins to turn brown. We recommend the Tuscan Herb EVOO, but any of our single-varietal olive oils would work as well as the Basil, Garlic, or other flavored EVOOs. Add the garlic, rosemary and celery. Cook for another 5 minutes, until the celery is soft.

Stir in the tomatoes and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for about 30 minutes, until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper.

This sauce can easily be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for 6 months. It’s a great way to preserve a summer harvest from the backyard garden!