Heirloom Tomato Sauce
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 5pounds fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1teaspoon salt, or to taste
  1. In a large, heavy pot, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, for 5–7 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and vinegar, increase heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 60–70 minutes or until thick and reduced by about half.
  2. Meanwhile, heat three 2-cup jars and lids.
  3. Working in batches, purée tomato mixture in a food processor. Return to pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until thick. Add basil, oregano, lemon juice, and salt.
  4. Fill hot jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Top with lids. Process jars at a full boil for 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Heirloom Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1/2 cup): 56 cal, 2g fat (1g mono, 1g poly, 0g sat), 0mg chol, 2g protein, 10g carb, 3g fiber, 204mg sodium