I spent two days this weekend digging and playing around in a bed of chocolate. Chocolate mulch, actually. I was gardening. It still smelled delightful. It somewhat mitigated the hot, hard work of digging and planting. Of course, afterwards, my sore muscles really wanted a nice hot bath. So much so that as I was making dinner, I was a little jealous of the tomatoes in this sauce.
I mean, look at those little red balls of tastiness bobbing in a warm, simmering olive oil bath. That’s the life right there, surrounded by fragrant, relaxing herbs. Isn’t that just the life?
So this sauce is delicious and it only takes 20 minutes to pull together. It could work on pasta, pizza, poured over grilled meats and veggies or just dip your bread in it.
I used it to make zucchini pizza. Take a few zucchini, cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out some of the flesh. Then pile on some toppings–I do cheese, a couple layers of pepperoni, the sauce and more cheese. Then put them on a cookie sheet and bake them for 350F for 30 minutes. Voilà. Crust-free, zucchini pizza with delicious homemade sauce.