Quick Tomato Sauce

Preparation Time: less than 30 minutes
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 14-oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil or fresh basil to taste (optional)
Sauté onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until soft. Add tomatoes, and simmer covered on low until it thickens and is ‘saucy’, about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. If desired add dried or fresh basil. Serve over you favorite pasta.
½ Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 59
Total Fat: 1.9g
Saturated Fat: 0.3g
% of Calories from Fat: 25%
% of Calories from Saturated Fat: 3.5%
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 175mg
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A, potassium and fiber.

Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
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