Fresh Tomato Sauce With Basil And Garlic
|Ripe plum tomatoes/1 cup imported canned plum tomatoes, drained||4 , drained|
|Olive oil||1 Teaspoon|
|Garlic||1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm), minced|
|Minced shallot||1 Tablespoon|
|Tomatoes||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Fresh Tomatoes Only)|
|Chopped fresh basil||1 Tablespoon|
To skin the fresh tomatoes, cut an X in the top of each, cut out the core, and drop into a pot of boiling water for 5 seconds.
Immediately plunge the tomatoes into a bowl of cold water and strip off the skin.
Cut the tomatoes into 1/4 inch dice.
If you are using canned tomatoes, simply dice them.
Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet, add the garlic and shallot, and saute over low heat for 2 minutes.
Add the fresh tomatoes and water (or the canned tomatoes) and simmer for 5 minutes.
Keep warm, or reheat briefly just before serving, adding the basil at the last minute.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g8%
Saturated Fat 0.71 g3.6%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1009.4 mg42.1%
Total Carbohydrates 24 g8.1%
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.3%
Sugars 12.5 g
Protein 5 g10.3%
Vitamin A 83.1% Vitamin C 73.6%
Calcium 33.9% Iron 4.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet