Tart Tomato Sauce

January/February 1998

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Red-wine vinegar and fresh mint add zip to this quick tomato sauce. Try tossing it with fresh cooked pasta, chickpeas and feta for a quick and easy dinner.

Tart Tomato Sauce

Makes: About 2 cups

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  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

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  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, vinegar, mint and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


Per 1/4-cup serving: 24 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 71 mg sodium; 174 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable

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