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Quick Tomato Basil Sauce

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Sauces, vegan recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Shelly Hughes
Tomato Basil Sauce is packed with so much flavor including garlic, bell peppers, and tomatoes. It goes great on pasta or zucchini noodles.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic 5-6 cloves
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, small dice
  • 6 oz tomato paste can
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 red pepper flakes optional (pinch)
  • salt to taste and optional
  • 1-2 tsp tamari or soy sauce
  • cup water

Instructions

  • To a medium hot pan, add the garlic and 1-2 tbsp of water and saute for about 1 minute. Add in the halved tomatoes and stir with garlic for about 1-2 minutes. Add in a little water if anything begins to stick.
  • Add the bell pepper to the tomato mixture and stir. Next add in the tomato paste and combine. Add in the seasoing and the maple syrup and combine.
  • To the mixture add in the water and the tamari and mixture together. Bring to a simmer and let cook for about 5 minutes on a low simmer uncovered.
  • Chop the basil and add to the sauce and let simmer for a couple more minutes until the begins to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Ready to serve.

Notes

This tomato basil sauce would be perfect to serve your favorite pasta or zucchini noodles. For some extra protein you can add in some chickpeas to0.