Of course you can always get a quick sauce from a jar, but it’s so easy to make this and keep it on hand all week! Now that tomato season is upon us try it with fresh tomatoes, but it is almost as good with store bought tomatoes on the vine.
2 Tbs Extra-virgin olive oil, add as needed.
1 large onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
4-6 sprigs of fresh thyme, or 1/2 Tbs dried (or an assortment of fresh or dried spices)
1 small carrot, grated
2 pounds of Heirloom Tomatoes (any size or color, including cherry!), rough chopped
1/2 cup of any good wine on hand (any color), or broth, or water
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1. Cook onion and garlic 5 minutes, or until soft
2. Add herbs and carrot, cook 5 minutes more.
3. Add the tomatoes and wine, bring to a boil, then partially cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
4. Remove Thyme sticks (leaves will have fallen into the sauce) and season to taste