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Classic Italian Margherita Sauce

Classic Italian Margherita Sauce is a simply delicious classic Italian sauce made with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, flat leaf parsley, and olive oil.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: classic Italian tomato sauce, fresh tomato sauce, homemade margherita sauce
Servings: 8 -10
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

  • 10 plum tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3-5 cloves garlic diced

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Prepare the tomatoes by cutting an X into the skin, I do this on one side, but you can do this on the bottom if you'd like. 
  • Add the tomatoes to the boiling water 5 at a time and blanch them by cooking for 1-2 minutes. Remove from water and let them cool.
  • Once cooled peel and dice, then place in a large mixing bowl. Combine with remaining ingredients.
  • Let it sit at room temp for 3-4 hours, if it sits longer that is okay. Store leftovers in the fridge, or serve and enjoy!

Notes

The cook time is the time you let the sauce rest on the counter.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.6mg