Tomato Sauce (from fresh tomatoes)



Serving size

1/2 cup
90 Minutes

Keeps well in the fridge for about 4 – 5 days.

Tomato Sauce (from fresh tomatoes)


1 Tbsp. Olive oil
6 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
1 small White onions (diced)
4 pound Tomatoes (peeled and chopped)
2 cup Water
2 tsp. Salt


To peel tomatoes, heat 4 quarts of water over high heat until it begins to boil. Reduce the heat until the water is just shivering.

Place the tomatoes in the water a few at a time. After no more than 60 seconds, remove the tomatoes. When they have rested for about 60 seconds the skins will slip off easily. Place the skins in a bowl. Repeat until all of the tomatoes have been skinned.

Chop the tomatoes coarsely.

Place the oil in a large skillet and heat over a medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic. Cook gently for about 3 minutes. Do not allow the garlic to turn brown.

Add the onions and cook until they are translucent. Stir frequently and do not allow them to brown.

Add the tomatoes and stir well. Place the tomato seeds and skins in a fine mesh strainer and strain the juice into the pan by pressing on the pulp. Cook the tomatoes until they are soft (about an hour).

Remove from heat, add the salt and puree until smooth, using a stick or conventional blender.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Both tomato sauces – from fresh or from canned tomatoes – are great sauces. The one made with canned tomatoes is almost as good as the sauce made from the best mid-summer tomatoes.

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