This is continental version of Dalmatian tomato salsa. It is very easy to make and goes excellent with cooked beef and mashed potato. Before Mediterranean food become popular this was my familys standard tomato sauce. If you make this recipe with fresh tomato, first you have to make strained juice; that means: soak tomato briefly in hot water, remove seeds, shave the inside part of tomato skin and blend it. On the other hand, it is easier to buy the can or package of pure tomato strained juice (whatever you have).