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Easy Garden Tomato Sauce

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When grape tomatoes are overflowing in your garden, whip up a quick, easy tomato sauce! Grape or cherry tomatoes sauteed with olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs are perfect over pasta, grilled chicken or fish.

When grape tomatoes are overflowing in your garden, whip up a quick, easy tomato sauce! Grape or cherry tomatoes sauteed with olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs are perfect over pasta, grilled chicken or fish.Easy Garden Tomato Sauce

Take advantage of summer tomatoes now while they are at their peak! I also have an Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce, perfect if you have ripe summer plum tomatoes.

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.

Easy Garden Tomato Sauce

5 from 2 votes
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Cals:72.8
Protein:0.3
Carbs:11.5
Fat:2.7
When grape tomatoes are overflowing in your garden, whip up a quick, easy tomato sauce! Grape or cherry tomatoes sauteed with olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs are perfect over pasta, grilled chicken or fish.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
When grape tomatoes are overflowing in your garden, whip up a quick, easy tomato sauce! Grape or cherry tomatoes sauteed with olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs are perfect over pasta, grilled chicken or fish.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2 cup

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

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Notes

Make 2 1/2 cups.
*Nutritional info does not include pasta.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 /2 cup, Calories: 72.8 kcal, Carbohydrates: 11.5 g, Protein: 0.3 g, Fat: 2.7 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 0.6 mg, Fiber: 0.6 g, Sugar: 4.8 g

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65 comments on “Easy Garden Tomato Sauce”

  1. Fantastic! I have made this twice and both times it was absolutely delicious. The flavor of the tomatoes is amazing.

  2. I really liked this recipe over pasta and that it was a very easy way to use the grape tomatoes and fresh oregano from my garden. I plan to try it over chicken and fish that I’ll cook in my air fryer.

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    Laurie Griggs

    I’m making a big batch this week … some for pasta, over baked fish and with spaghetti squash for lunch. I have a ton of tomatoes accumulating from being away a few days!

  4. I’ve just tried this recipe with whole-wheat pasta and it’s just delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it.
    I’ve tried others from this page and they’re great as well. I’m trying a vegetarian diet for a week and I’m using recies from this site.
    Congrats on your work!

  5. I always love this recipe. I love it on top of Tilapia … no noodles! I always try to make this when I find grape tomatoes on sale!

  6. Thank you for posting this recipe. I have made variations on it but always by trial and error, so it's handy to have a concrete version to work with.

    I make a similar sauce using roasted cherry tomatoes that I wrote about on my Cooking Ripe! blog:
    http://cookingripe.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/roasted-cherry-tomatoes-simple-savories/

  7. I made this twice since I found out about the recipe. I LOVE IT! The last time I had some leftovers and I melted a wedge of laughing cow light garlic and herb cheese it in and put it over spaghetti squash! yumm. The cheese gave it a nice creamy texture and taste without adding a lot of extra calories!

  8. Just made for dinner amazing, fast and easy looooved it. I added mushrooms and next time ill add shrimp yum!! Keep up the great recipes Gina!! they make my weight loss journey easy and healthy <3