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Kary Osmond: Nothing says ‘summer’ like tomatoes, so make this dish before the seasons change

By Kary Osmond, on

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon salt


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water.

2. Make a small crisscross incision at the base of the tomatoes. Add tomatoes to boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain and cool tomatoes in the bowl of ice water. When cool enough to handle, peel skin, slice tomatoes in half and squeeze out the seeds.


3. In a food processor, puree the tomatoes with garlic, basil and oil.

4. In a pot, bring the tomato puree, red pepper flakes and salt to a boil and simmer gently for 30 to 45 minutes or until the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

(Kary Osmond is a Canadian recipe developer and former television host of the popular daytime cooking show “Best Recipes Ever.” Her easy recipes include helpful tips to guide you along the way, and her love of plant-based cooking offers healthy alternatives to some of your favorite dishes. Learn more at




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