My mother in law taught me something this summer that may have just changed my life forever! She brought me a few tomatoes from her garden, only to see a pile of tomatoes already on my kitchen counter. So she told me, “If you aren’t going to eat these right away, go ahead and throw them in your freezer- whole!”
“You can do that??” I asked inquisitively.
and so I did!
Take your whole tomatoes and put them in a freezer safe bag, and freeze!
Using your tomatoes is the easy part! We’ve added them to Chili and Marinara Sauce with great success. Our super simple, super easy marinara sauce used:
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 TBL Italian Seasoning
- 1 frozen tomato
Put all ingredients in a small pot, and simmer over medium heat.
Soon, your tomatoes skin will slip off, and you can pull it out with tongs.
Keep simmering until the entire tomatoes breaks down into your sauce. You can blend your sauce if you like it smooth and runny.
Then serve with your favorite pasta, or a zucchini coin dip!
This sauce is super thin, perfect for dipping. If you like it thicker, you can add 1 can of tomato paste.
If you like it chunkier, you don’t have to blend it in the blender.
*Edited to add (because of smart readers) The longer you cook your sauce, the thicker it will become!!
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