The amount of salt in prepared, store bought pasta sauce can be shocking. Yes, shocking! This recipe provides an delicious, easy alternative that can quickly be made at home.
3 - 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
Two 28-ounce cans of whole, plum tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 - 3 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 bay leaf
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Using a roasting pan large enough to hold the tomatoes, add the garlic to the pan and then cover with the tomatoes. Top with salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil, and then the balsamic vinegar, over the tomatoes. Add the bay leaf. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove the bay leaf. Either in the roasting pan, if it is large enough, or by transferring to an appropriate bowl, use an immersion blender to blend the tomatoes to desired texture.
Adapted from The New York Times.