Tomato Sauce a la Zusha

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 12:07 Written by Flax Tuesday, 13 July 2010 11:54

This sauce is meant to be served over pasta, of course whole wheat pasta is preferred. If your family balks at eating brown pasta, have no fear. There are wonderful whole wheat pastas made with durum flour. This is a white wheat that is also white even when the whole grain is used. That means that you are tricking everyone into eating whole wheat and they can’t even tell the difference. The only thing I might hear on occasion is “this pasta is a little hard”. I give a little shrug and everyone goes right on eating.

Today I cooked with Zusha and he asked for a tomato sauce, so here it is:


10 soft tomatoes, peeled, cored and seeds removed
2 onions, diced
10 cloves garlic pressed
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 cup water
1 tbs sugar
olive oil

Heat the olive oil in the bottom of a saucepan. Add the onions and stir for 2 minutes on a medium flame. Crush the garlic into the pan and stir for one more minute, until the onions are transluscent. Add the tomatoes and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 1 hour. If there is too much water you can uncover the pot and boil out some of the water.

Serve hot over a bowl of pasta.


1 Comment

  1. Leiba Smith   |  Tuesday, 13 July 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Excellent! As Zushia’s mom (and appreciative family) we recommend this heartily. The garlic adds a great sharp tang, and the tomato tasted so much better fresh than using the canned crushed ones. Thanks! We’ll be making this at home soon enough.

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