Sauce Provençale – Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients for 2:

2 tbsp olive oil
½ large onion, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp tomato paste or 2 tbsp dried tomatoes cut into pieces
1 pound fresh, chopped tomatoes
½ pound mushrooms – optional –
2 tbsp chopped black olives
Lemon peel of ¼ lemon
Juice of a lemon
2 tsp Herbes de Provence
Salt and pepper

Topping:
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil or parsley
Shaved Parmesan

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Add onion and stir for a few minutes until it starts to soften.
Add garlic and stir for a few minutes until lightly golden.
Add sliced mushrooms and stir. Add tomato paste or dried tomatoes, and tomatoes.
Cook for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Add olives, lemon peel, lemon juice and season with salt, pepper and herbs.

Very good with chicken, fish, pasta, rice…
You can top with Parmesan and fresh basil or parsley.

Bon appetit !

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