I’m not sure the exact reasoning, but for one reason or another tomatoes are RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP in Asuncion right now, (must be the epoca.) I’m not talking about 5 for a dollar, I am talking about 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) for $0.15! So of course, I had to buy a kilo and a half at the grocery store the other day.
Let me tell you, these are the juiciest, sweetest tomatoes I’ve ever had. Seriously. Maybe the fact that I have about 25 adds to their overall deliciousness, as I know I can keep eating them as long as I want. But really, I bought them so I could cook healthy things with them, like tomato soups, tomato sauce, and stuffed roasted tomatoes, (this just came to me – will need to look into it further as it sounds amazing!)
I got busy on Monday, after my trip to the grocery store, making a delicious tomato sauce. Here was my ingredient list:
- 6-7 Medium sized tomatoes
- 1/2 Purple onion
- 5 Cloves garlic (or to taste)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Cup cooked gnocchi
I chopped up about 6 or 7 red juicy tomatoes and put them in a bowl.
I then chopped half an onion and about 5 cloves of garlic (I love garlic) to mix in. I heated about 1-2 Tbsp of Olive Oil and set the mixture to low heat.
I let the tomato sauce simmer for about 10-15 minutes – until the flavors blended and the taste was perfection! I then took some pre-cooked Gnocchi (though I have recently learned how to make them fresh and intend to use that recipe at some point in the near future!) and put them in boiling water for about a minute, until they floated to the surface.
The end result was a deliciously rich gnocchi in tomato sauce meal that left me with leftovers (for today’s lunch!) It was my first time making homemade tomato sauce and I’m grateful that I now realize just how simple it is!