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Quick Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce -- rich in beneficial lycopene -- tastes great over pasta, fish, or grilled chicken. It can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

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  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups

Photography: Krause, Johansen

Source: Body+Soul, January/February 2006

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice
  • 3 tablespoons dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
  • Coarse salt

Directions

  1. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 7 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomatoes and juice, wine, oregano, and basil. Simmer 8 minutes or until lightly thickened. Season with salt to taste.

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