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How To Make Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

Homemade tomato sauce is much better than jar sauce in stores, they can never compete with the fresh and delicious taste of a homemade one. Here’s an easy recipe for making delicious tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes that can be used for many things like pasta, chicken parmesan, pizzas and beyond…

tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes
tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes

Ingredients for tomato sauce

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 cup chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
ingredients for tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes
ingredients for tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes

Directions

First, score the bottom of tomatoes by making an X with a knife. This will make the skin removal easier.

score the bottom
score the bottom

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and then plunge the tomatoes into the boiling water.

plunge the tomatoes into the water
plunge the tomatoes into the water

After about 1 to 2 minutes you’ll see the skin start to crack.

the skin is starting to crack
the skin is starting to crack

So remove the tomatoes from boiling water and plunge them into the iced water to cool them down quickly.

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Once they are cool enough to handle peel them.

peel the tomatoes
peel the tomatoes

you can squeeze out the seeds, but I don’t have a problem with the seeds, therefore, I place the tomatoes in a blender without squeezing.

place the tomatoes in blender
place the tomatoes in a blender

Puree the tomatoes and set it aside.

puree the tomatoes
puree the tomatoes

Now add olive oil and chopped onion in a pot over medium heat, saute the onions for almost 5 minutes.

add chopped onion
add chopped onion

Once the onions are soft add garlic and saute for 1 minute.

add minced garlic
add minced garlic

Now pour the puree tomatoes in the pot and stir the mixture well.

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Add the chopped basil, salt, and pepper then stir the mixture.

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Bring the mixture to a boil.

let it boil
let it boil

Then cover and simmer until the sauce is thickened.

simmer the sauce
simmer the sauce

Now you have a fresh and delicious tomato sauce to enjoy …

tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes
tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes

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