This is another one of those unbelievably simple things, that just oozes amazing flavor. I think I keep repeating myself - but I really am going to miss when these yummy summer tomatoes are gone. This was the first summer that I've had a garden since before my babies were born, and I have just been loving the fresh produce - but especially the tomatoes.
This is the simplest of sauces - quick, easy, and so delicious. I used mostly small roma tomatoes, plus a few handfuls of cherry tomatoes. Since they were so small and tender, I just dumped them in the Vitamix whole, along with a couple cloves of garlic, a bunch of fresh basil leaves, a little salt and a little olive oil. Turn it on, and blend 'til smooth. No need to seed or peel or do anything, this blender takes it all down to nothing. Then I put that in a pot on the stove and simmered it for a bit.
We had this over pasta as a sauce, and I had it as a bowl of soup with some leftover croutons from the day before's tomato bread salad. On the side of the soup was a wrap, with my eggplant dip and squash dip, tomatoes, basil and greens - one of the best lunches ever. And I have a couple jars saved in the freezer!