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Most Flavorful Chunky Tomato Sauce

Chunky Tomato Sauce made with savory and delicious tomato sauce made with fresh herbs and fresh tomatoes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions chopped
  • 2 pounds tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • Bouquet garni 3 large parsley sprigs, 2 large thyme sprigs, and 1 bay leaf with the addition of 1 fresh summer savory and 1 fresh basil sprig
  • 1 orange zest strip preferably dried, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide)
  • Salt and Pepper freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or flat-leaf Italian parsley (optional)


  • To make the tomato sauce, in a large, heavy frying pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onions and saute for about 10 minutes. Do not allow to color. Add the tomatoes and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until they have rendered their juice, about 15 minutes. Add the garlic, bouquet garni, and orange zest and season with salt. Stir one, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced by about one-third, 20- 30 minutes. Discard the bouquet garni and zest and season with salt and black pepper. If desired, add the cayenne and stir in the basil or parsley, if using. Set aside and cover to keep warm.


Summer Savory substitute: thyme (stronger flavor) or thyme + dash of sage or mint.
Recipe from: William-Sonoma, Savoring Appetizers.


Serving: 1grams

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