Tantillo Recipes

Quick Pizza Sauce

April 8, 2016

Tantillo Recipes

Ingredients

2 teaspoons Tantillo California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 cup minced onions

5 basil leaves, julienned

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

One 14 1/2 oz can Tantillo Whole Plum Tomatoes, drained and pureed

1 teaspoon sweet red bell pepper granules, non-irradiated**

Sea Salt

2 teaspoons tomato paste

Directions

1In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the Tantillo California Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

2Add the garlic and onions- cook, stirring until the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.

3Add the basil, pepper flakes, oregano and tomato paste.

4Cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

5Add the pureed Tantillo Whole Plum Tomatoes and bell pepper granules- simmer for 5 minutes.

6Season with salt. Enjoy on your favorite pizza dough. (Makes enough for four 8-inch pizzas)

**Granular red bell pepper flakes give the sauce a naturally sweet flavor. They are sold in the spice sections of health food stores or gourmet supermarkets. I like the Spice Garden brand because it is nonirradiated. As a substitute, you can use 2 teaspoons of finely-diced sweet bell peppers and sauté them with garlic at the beginning of the recipe.

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