I've never met a person who didn't like pizza. It's basically the great uniter as far as food is concerned.
Oddly, some of my most vivid childhood memories revolve around it: saving up my "Book-It" reading coupons to earn a free personal pan from Pizza Hut (cheese and sausage!); visiting the mall with my family, specifically to devour delicious pizza-by-the-slice at Luca's (from the guy who always pretended to add anchovies - ick!); and drooling over "pizza night," when we made individual pizzas on Pillsbury dough crust (cheese, sausage, black olives!), just they way we liked 'em.
Ahhh... pizza. The perfect food.
But what's a good pizza without a good sauce? For this girl, nothin'. Especially since becoming a vegan, I've noticed that sauce is immensely important on a pizza - even more so if you forego vegan cheese all together, as I do.
That's where my Super Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce comes in. Yea, you could reach for the jarred stuff, but who wants all of that high fructose corn syrup? On the other hand, who wants to stand over a hot stove for 3 hours, cooking an elaborate sauce from scratch?
Problem solved: make this recipe. It's surprisingly tasty considering the minimal amount of work that goes into it, and you can obviously doctor it up (more garlic, less thyme, etc.) any way you want.
Now, go forth and enjoy creating your own pizza memories...
Recipe: Super Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce
1 14oz. can diced tomatoes
1 6oz. can tomato paste
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. salt
8 basil leaves, fresh
1.) Add ingredients to a food processor & process until smooth. Use immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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