Summer is almost officially over.  But, before we say goodbye let’s remember the few fresh tomatoes hanging on for dear life...

There really is no need to buy canned pasta sauce.  The flavors here are fresh, delicious and on the table in about 20 minutes.  The options are endless and the flavors divine.  As far as I’m concerned tomatoes are the perfect vessels in which to harvest the fading summer sun.  Do you get my point?  I love tomatoes, and can’t bear the thought of letting them go.   Until next summer my sweet loves…

Would you like a few more ideas to use up the last of your tomato bounty?

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce


In medium sauce pan over medium heat add extra-virgin olive oil, white onion, and garlic cloves.  Cook for 7 minutes then, add 1/3 of the tomatoes, and continue to cook.

In the meantime in a small food processor combine remaining tomatoes, and basil leaves.  Pulse until well combined.

Add tomato and basil puree to sauce pan and cook until heated through.  Serve over pasta, or protein of your choice.  Garnish with freshly grated parmesan and ground pepper.