Quick Tomato Sauce

Photo: Krause, Johansen
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 cups

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.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ medium red onion, minced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice

  • 3 tablespoons dry red wine

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil, crumbled

  • Coarse salt


  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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