Fresh Tomato Sauce

Makes 4 cups


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
  • 2 1/2 lb ripe plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt, as needed


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until tender and translucent, then add tomatoes.
  3. Season the sauce lightly with salt and simmer the sauce until it is thickened and flavorful, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. When the sauce is cooked, pass it through a food mill. The sauce is ready to use now or it can be cooled and stored in covered containers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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