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Simple Creole Tomato Sauce

  • Yield: About 3 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups tomato concassÈ (peeled, seeded and diced)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chiffonade of fresh basil (leaves stacked, rolled and sliced thin), plus extra for garnish


  • In a shallow saucepan heat oil, add onions and green pepper, and cook 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 4 more minutes. Add tomato paste, stir well, cook 4 minutes, then add tomatoes. Add a little water to thin, if needed and cook 10 minutes. Finish by adjusting seasonings and stirring in basil. Sprinkle with extra basil when serving.