Spicy Tomato Sauce

This will coat 1 pound of pasta. Cooked tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, a compound that fights cancer.

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  • Servings: MAKES ABOUT 2 1/2 CUPS

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  • 2 pounds tomatoes, peeled and halved
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Vidalia onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced mint

How to make this recipe

  1. Scoop the seeds from the tomatoes into a strainer set over a bowl and press on the seeds to extract as much juice as possible. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and add them to the juice.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened and just brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes with their juice and the crushed red pepper. Season with salt and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir in the basil and mint and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Karen Mordechai Published August 1998

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