From Simply in Season


  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 carrots, shredded

  • ½ sweet pepper, chopped

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped

  • 2 TB fresh basil, chopped

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 6 c. plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 6 oz. Tomato paste

  • 1 TB honey, if desired

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until lightly browned.

  2. Add carrots, pepper, and herbs. Stir well.

  3. Add tomatoes, paste, honey, and salt & pepper. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve or freeze.

  4. To can, ladle into hot sterilized pint jars to within ½ inch of the top, add 1 TB lemon juice or vinegar per pint to assure acidity, seal with sterilized lids, and process full jars in boiling water bath for 35 minutes.

Makes 3 pints.

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