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Healthy Tomato Sauce

This sauce 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.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups
Healthy Tomato Sauce

Source: Body+Soul, January/February 2006


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


  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.

Reviews (1)

  • raphaelecb 17 May, 2012

    More good news: the lycopene in tomatoes is fat soluble. This means eating it with a small amount of oil makes it easier to absorb. Since there is olive oil in this delicious recipe, it makes it even better.

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