Quick, Tangy Tomato Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Quick, tangy tomato sauce recipe? Learn how to make Quick, tangy tomato sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lal36

Makes 2 servings



This sauce is made without heat and tossed with penne, and can be served hot or cold. See directions for variations.

Recipe Ingredients for Quick, tangy tomato sauce

12 oz. tomatoes, diced, Italian spice variety
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tsp black pepper

Recipe Directions for Quick, tangy tomato sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stir until sugar dissolves and sauce is evenly mixed. Taste the sauce, adding more balsamic, brown sugar, or salt according to your preferences.

  2. Toss with penne pasta, serve cold. Alternately, pour sauce into a medium skillet, heat on medium until simmering (not boiling), combine with hot pasta, serve.

  3. Try these variations:

  4. Saute 1/2 lb. fresh shrimp in garlic and butter 4 mins on either side, toss with tomato sauce and penne, sprinkle with 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese.

  5. Place two boneless chicken breast halves on a nonstick baking pan (with edges to catch liquid). Spoon pre-made basil pesto over chicken to cover it completely, then sprinkle with pine nuts. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until breasts are cooked through. Serve over tomato sauce and penne.

  6. Try adding capers, black olives, roasted red peppers, and feta for a Mediterranean version.

  7. This sauce is great with just about everything.

Categories

Pasta, Tomatoes, Main Dish, Side Dish, Italian, Mediterranean, No Cook, Quick, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
78
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.4g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
91mg
4%
Potassium
520mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
17.9g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
11.2g
Protein
2.4g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement