A lighter version of the rich tomato sauce which I prefer to use in the summer or if using it for pizza topping or just generally in lighter meals.
1 kilo very ripe tomatoes or 1 tin of them
2-3 tblsp olive oil or butter
1 large clove of garlic
1 onion, finely chopped
1tblsp very finely chopped parsley
Salt & pepper
If using fresh tomatoes, grate them by cutting each in half and using the bigger grate setting. The skin will just sort of naturally stay away form the flesh. You might want to do this over a bowl to catch all the juices. Fry the onions first before adding the garlic and frying until soft but not brown. Then add the tomatoes and cook gently for about 5 to 10 minutes. You can put it through a blender (or use a handheld one) at this point if you prefer a smoother sauce. I usually do, especially if using it for pizza topping. Delicious too on pasta with some fresh basil and parmesan.