Rustic Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper SauceCuisinart Original Recipe
A great sauce for pasta."
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion (5 to 6 ounces), peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
1 carrot (2 ounces), peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
1 rib celery, trimmed and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 roasted red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1⁄3 cup dry white wine (such as vermouth)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cans (15-ounce) recipe-ready diced tomatoes with juices
1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and basil. Cover loosely and cook until the vegetables are softened but not browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the roasted red pepper, wine, tomato paste, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, loosely covered. Uncover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes longer to thicken. Turn off heat and let stand 5 minutes.
Insert the hand blender into the saucepan, making sure the protective guard is submerged. Blend on Low, using an up-and-down motion until ingredients are well combined, about 30 to 60 seconds, until the sauce reaches desired consistency.
ServingsMakes about 5 cups
Nutritional analysis per 1⁄2-cup serving:
Calories 47 (17% from fat) • carb. 8g • pro. 1g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g
• chol. 0mg • sod. 194mg • calc. 26mg • fiber 2g
This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Smart Stick® Hand Blender