August 5, 2010

Grilled Roma Tomato Sauce. ~ Megan Bucholz

“This is the first summer I’ve purchased 20lbs of tomatoes”

This is a summer of firsts for me. It’s the first summer I’ve owned a Vita-Mix, the first summer I’ve participated in a CSA, the first summer I’ve tried to can and store foods, and the first summer I’ve ever purchased 20 pounds of tomatoes. We had big plans for these tomatoes, but that’s a story for another post. Our first night with a 20 pound behemoth on our kitchen counter we selected 10 tomatoes to make some grilled tomato sauce.

Grilled roma tomato sauce is very easy to make; slice the tomatoes in half, drizzle with olive oil and sea salt, and grill for a few minutes on each side.

Grill 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 onion, and 1/2 green pepper until they are as beautifully grilled as the tomatoes.

This all goes into the Vita-Mix, goes up to speed 10, then high, transfer to a sauce pan for a few minutes. Add as much sea salt and pepper as you like.

Serve with pasta, bread, pizza, or anything you enjoy with sauce.

Megan Bucholz is an avid home cook in beautiful Boulder, CO.  She tries to buy fresh, local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible and make as many foods as possible from scratch.  She prepares mostly vegetarian food and enjoys showing others how delicious foods can be. She is the CEO and founding foodie of Local Table Tours.

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