Quick Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes

Category: Dinner

Yields: 10 servings


  • 1/4 cup of avocado oil (or high-temperature oil of your choice)

  • 3 medium cloves of garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/2 of a medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon of fine grain sea salt

  • Pepper to taste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red chili flakes

  • 1 28-ounce can of crushed red tomatoes (this can be substituted with fresh or stewed tomatoes)

  • 1 lemon


  1. Combine the avocado oil, garlic, and onions in a cold saucepan.

  2. Stir while you heat the saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté for a few minutes or until everything is fragrant. Make sure the garlic does not brown.

  3. Stir in the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, sea salt, pepper, and red chili flakes. Heat to a gentle simmer, and heat for a few minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and carefully taste. Add more salt if needed.

  5. Stir in the zest of one lemon.

  6. Enjoy immediately or store in the freezer for later use.