Simple Fresh Grape Tomato Sauce

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  • 2 cups fresh grape tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil


  • Slice grape tomatoes in half and set aside. Slice fresh garlic cloves and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium-heat until crackling. Add fresh garlic and sauté for a minute or two until fragrant, but not browned.
  • Add sliced grape tomatoes and fresh basil, stir. Cook until grape tomatoes start to burst open, about 6 minutes.
  • Scoop half of the grape tomatoes into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add blended tomatoes back into the saucepan, and stir until heated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes to meld flavors. Serve warm over whole-wheat pasta.