It is already the season for fresh basil here! The plant I have has taken off like wildfire and basil from the garden is in abundance here. I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more recipes with basil in the future, and probably some fun recipes to get the kids in the kitchen as well. This pizza sauce is ultimate in simplicity. A can of fire roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and olive oil are combined for a simple sauce that allows nature’s flavors to shine! I think I’ve finally perfected my soaked grain pizza crust and topped with this sauce it was absolutely delish! Here’s to pizza night (Friday at our house). :)
If you want to make your own crust as well you can opt for the grain free crust made with coconut flour. It is amazing like a cheesy bread crust. Or, for a more classic take on crust try the thin and crispy buckwheat crust.
Print Basil Pizza Sauce
makes enough for 2 medium pizzas
1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves of garlic finely minced 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained (BPA free can- I use these) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
Combine all ingredients in a small pan and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly reduced. Mash with a potato masher to form a chunky sauce or lightly blend with an immersion blender. You can skip the simmering, but your sauce will be more watery and the flavors won’t be as nicely married together. Recipe from Food.comSchema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin2.2http://thischickcooks.net/2013/06/22/ridiculously-easy-basil-pizza-sauce/
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