HOMEGROWN member Lisa contributed this recipe to the CSA
Cookoff (or, in this case, no-cook-off). Thanks, Lisa! The only thing
we like better than a delicious tomato sauce is a delicious mostly
hands-free tomato sauce.
It's Saturday after a busy work week—perfect for some lazy-day farm food.
Dinner is already on the counter, thanks to this Mason jar tomato sauce, no cooking involved. The flavor is anything but lazy!
>> ¾ cup extravirgin olive oil
>> 1 tsp crushed red peppers flakes
>> 4 cloves garlic, crushed
>> ½ tsp dried or 1 sprig fresh oregano
>> ¾ cup fresh basil leaves, whole
>> grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, baby heirloom tomatoes, or any fresh variety, smushed or cut into pieces. (I use about 6 medium tomatoes or 2 cups of grape tomatoes.)
>> coarsely ground salt and pepper to taste
>> optional: whole Kalamata olives, artichokes, a thick slice of Parmesan cheese, or garden veggies of your choice
Put all ingredients in a large Mason jar, give it a good shake, let it marinate for four to eight hours on the kitchen counter, then serve over fresh pasta. Also great as a dip, bread topping, or pizza topping: The list is endless. Last night we smeared leftovers on some bread and oven toasted it with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan. Tasty!
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