Easy Garden Tomato Sauce

When grape tomatoes are overflowing in your garden, whip up a quick simple sauce! Grape or cherry tomatoes sauteed with olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs are perfect over pasta, grilled chicken or fish. Take advantage of summer tomatoes now while they are at their peak!

This recipe is from the archives from last summer, I’ve been making it quite often these past few weeks now that grape tomatoes are at their peak so I decided to bring this recipe forward. Perfect over your favorite pasta shape for meatless Mondays in less than 30 minutes.

Meat lovers can add chicken or shrimp for a spectacular summer pasta dish! And for a spectacular way to prepare fish, try this simple fish dish with summer tomato sauce.

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Easy Garden Tomato Sauce


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped oregano (or fresh basil)
  • 1/8 tsp red crushed pepper flakes


  1. In a large non-stick pan, heat oil on high heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook until golden.
  3. Add tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh black pepper and reduce heat to low.
  4. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
  5. Add fresh oregano and cook another 15 minutes.


Make 2 1/2 cups.

*Nutritional info does not include pasta.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 servings , Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 1
  • Points +: 2
  • Calories: 72.8 calories
  • Total Fat: 2.7g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 0.6mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11.5g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Sugar: 4.8g
  • Protein: 0.3g
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