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