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HOMEGROWN member Lisa contributed this recipe to the CSA
Cookoff (or, in this case, no-cook-off). Thanks, Lisa! The only thing
we like better than a delicious tomato sauce is a delicious mostly
hands-free tomato sauce.

It's Saturday after a busy work week—perfect for some lazy-day farm food.

Dinner is already on the counter, thanks to this Mason jar tomato sauce, no cooking involved. The flavor is anything but lazy!

>> ¾ cup extravirgin olive oil
>> 1 tsp crushed red peppers flakes
>> 4 cloves garlic, crushed
>> ½ tsp dried or 1 sprig fresh oregano
>> ¾ cup fresh basil leaves, whole
>> grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, baby heirloom tomatoes, or any fresh variety, smushed or cut into pieces. (I use about 6 medium tomatoes or 2 cups of grape tomatoes.)
>> coarsely ground salt and pepper to taste
>> optional: whole Kalamata olives, artichokes, a thick slice of Parmesan cheese, or garden veggies of your choice

Put all ingredients in a large Mason jar, give it a good shake, let it marinate for four to eight hours on the kitchen counter, then serve over fresh pasta. Also great as a dip, bread topping, or pizza topping: The list is endless. Last night we smeared leftovers on some bread and oven toasted it with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan. Tasty!

STILL HUNGRY? Browse the CSA Cookoff recipe file.

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Comment by Alexandra Westelaken on September 7, 2012 at 9:54am

How long could this be stored for? 

Comment by Lisa Stephens on September 7, 2012 at 5:03pm
Once I give it the first shake in the jar, i keep it at room temperature no more than 8 hours.
I have stored it for 3 days in my fridge. Hope that helps.
Comment by Janet Buechler on September 30, 2012 at 4:07pm

A month ago I thought I could never have enough fresh tomatoes.  Silly me.  Anyway, what a great idea.  I can't wait to try it this week.  And using on bread sounds heavenly.


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