Balsamic Pesto Tomato Sauce


  • 1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pesto (I use my Asiago Pesto Spread)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  1. In a food processor, combine the tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper; process until smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and stir in the olive oil.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in the pesto and sugar and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.

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