Sunday, December 30, 2012

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Printable Recipe
  • 6 Roma Tomatoes 
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 

1. Roast Roma tomatoes on foil at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until the skin beings to blacken.

2. Put the whole tomatoes, including charred skin, & juices, into a food processor 
or blender with basil, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, & sugar.  

3. Blend to form a thick sauce & use warm water to thin if necessary. 

4. Toss sauce through warm pasta & serve with grated Parmesan cheese & fresh basil.

Pasta is one of my favorite comfort foods, but sauces always add so many unnecessary calories. This is a very low calorie sauce that add a healthy & tasty topping to any pasta.

Roma tomatoes are the best tomatoes for a marinara sauce, but other work as well. You can always add more basil or more garlic for a richer flavor, or even some red pepper flakes for some heat. Another healthy modification would be to use spaghetti squash in place of pasta.

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