By Dr. Janet Brill

The use of fresh, high-quality ingredients makes low cholesterol sauce a winner every time!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves of peeled, sliced garlic
  • 1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 28 oz. sized can of whole cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper

Add extra virgin olive oil to a saucepan, then toss in peeled, sliced garlic. Wait for the garlic to get golden (not brown, which would make the sauce bitter), then add chopped Vidalia onion. Once the onions get soft, pour in the can of cherry tomatoes. Crush the tomatoes with a wooden spoon, releasing the juice. Tear fresh basil into small pieces and toss into sauce, then add a pinch of salt and pepper. After stirring the mixture together, allow it to simmer for at least 30 minutes to thicken up and develop its delicious flavor. Pour over whole grain pasta and add a small of amount of freshly grated Parmigianino cheese and just a touch of fresh mozzarella —delicious, nutritious and superbly delizioso!

Nutritional Information Per Serving (~ 1 ½ cups):
Calories: 130
Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 890 mg
Carbohydrate: 17 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 12 g
Protein: 2 g

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