Grilled Tomato Sauce

This easy sauce is rich and delicious.

Yield 2 cups
Time 20-40 minutes*
  • grill, broiler, or large heavy saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • blender
  • small skillet
  • 2 pounds tomatoes
  • 3 T olive oil
  • ½ small diced onion
  • salt & pepper
Directions Rub the tomatoes with oil and then grill, broil, or fry them until they blister and start to burn. If you fry them, try not to break the skins – the less liquid in the pan, the quicker they will burn and the richer they will taste.

Purée the tomatoes and return to the heavy saucepan.

Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes, until clear. Add to the tomatoes and cook about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Season and serve.

Notes * I always make this sauce in a heavy pot, which takes considerably longer to burn the tomatoes than a grill or broiler.

This rich sauce goes well with any goat cheese and eggplant recipe, like eggplant rollatini.

Vegetarian Cooking for EveryoneAdapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (read my review).

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