Need a good tomato sauce to go with those Oven Toasted Ravioli from yesterday? Try this!
I know it's the summer, and a plethora of beautiful tomatoes are available. However, I didn't have time for all that. I needed this sauce quickly, so I used a can of crushed tomatoes, and it turned into a solid, easy, tasty sauce. Yum. (And don't be afraid of the red pepper flakes; it really isn't hot.)
5-Minute Tomato Sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 medium cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
zest of 1 lemon
Combine the olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and garlic in a cold saucepan. Stir while you heat the saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute about 45 seconds, or until everything is fragrant but before the garlic browns. Stir in the tomatoes, and heat to a gentle simmer, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, and add more salt if desired. Stir in lemon zest.