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This basic recipe calls only for olive oil and basil as flavorings. During the summer months, use fresh plum tomatoes rather than canned tomatoes as we suggest below, for an even fresher, homey flavor
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
12 basil leaves
5 cups peeled chopped plum tomatoes (canned chopped plum tomatoes are fine if fresh tomatoes are not in season)
Heat the olive oil in a 11/2-quart pot. Add the basil and cook for 5 seconds. Pour in the tomatoes, season with salt, and bring to a boil; cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 30 minutes. Adjust the seasoning and cool to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator or freezer. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and in the freezer for up to 2 months. Makes about 1 quart
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