Tomato-Mint Sauce Recipe

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Recipe Details

Tomato-Mint Sauce Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 8 to 12 servings
Makes 4 cups


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots (about 1 medium)

  • 2 teaspoons freshly minced garlic (about 2 medium cloves)

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add shallots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and crushed red pepper and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  2. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer until sauce has slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir in mint, basil, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to a week.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
56 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 227mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)