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Fresh Tomato Sauce for Pasta or Dip

Cuisine: Greek, Italian

Serves: 4 – 6
Cooking time: 45 min
You will need: a skillet or sauce pan


  • 1/2 a wine glass (1/4 of a cup) olive oil
  • 1 Kg (2 Lbs) x ripe tomatoes diced
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 Tsp dry oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Dice the tomatoes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a flat pan and add the tomatoes, a little salt, pepper, oregano and the garlic.
  • Let it simmer in low fire for approx. 45 minutes or until the liquid is gone and the puree is thick.
  • Stir, once in a while.
  • Remove from heat, put into a serving dish, make a little dent in the middle of the dish and pour a little more of the olive oil in the dent (don’t mix it in!).

Notes on Fresh Tomato Sauce for Pasta or Dip

  • Stored in a jar, it will keep in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
  • You can freely use it as a tomato sauce on pasta.

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