Provencal Tomato Sauce (Uses Fresh Tomatoes)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

A simple tomato sauce using mainly fresh ingredients. Comes from Sundays at the Moosewood Restaurant. Its uses are endless!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy pot. Add the onions and saute for about 10 minutes, until they are translucent.
  2. Add in the garlic and bay leaves, let that saute about 5 minutes more.
  3. Add in the tomates, salt, pepper and herbs - simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. When the tomatoes have cooked down, add in the tomato paste and simmer for another 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning to your liking.
  5. Remove the bay leaves and your sauce is ready!
Most Helpful

Excellent! We had this with vegetables and pasta. The marjoram is great in it, I added even some more after cooking because I liked the flavour so much. Thanks for sharing!
Made for the Lively Lemon Lovelies for ZWT 8 / France

Mia in Germany July 30, 2012

I made this recipe as part of the Crock Pot challenge in ZWT 8. I did a few changes, reduced the oil to 1 tbsp and used chives and parsley for the fresh herbs. I sauteed the onions and garlic in a pan, and added the mixture to the crock pot along with roma tomatoes. It cooked on high for 90 min and on low for 30 min. I removed the bay leaves and blended the sauce with a hand blender and added fresh herbs and tomato past. The flavour and freshness is delicious. Made by Bistro Babes.

Deantini July 23, 2012