This four-ingredient condiment transforms a can of tomato sauce into a zippy, complex dipping sauce with a little help from minced garlic and lemon juice. Serve it with something rich and creamy, like a platter of Spinach-and-Feta Patties or these crispy Salmon-and-Mashed-Potato Croquettes

Martha Stewart Living, December 2021

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Credit: Lennart Weibull

Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes about 1 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a small saucepan or skillet over medium. When it shimmers, add garlic and cook until fragrant and just beginning to turn golden, about 2 minutes.

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  • Add tomato sauce and 2 tablespoons water; simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice, and season to taste. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm. This sauce can also be made and refrigerated in an airtight container up to five days ahead. When ready to serve, gently reheat until warm.

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