Monday, November 7, 2016

Easy homemade tomato [sauce] dip

Today, I'm excited to share a fun little recipe that I've made recently that is healthy, yummy, and versatile.  This dip was inspired by the fresh tomato sauce from this yummy eggplant pizza recipe (which I also made recently and LOVED).  

But, when I had some extra peppers in the freezer and half an onion from the cookout we had for Little's birthday, I decided to throw it all together and see how it turned out.  In a word, delicious.

The Italian seasoning make this a little less salsa like, but I still really enjoyed it with chips for a good afternoon snack.  It's got a small bit of a sweet taste that is just perfect.  I think this would also work really well on a larger scale in spaghetti or any pasta dish that calls for tomato based sauce.  If hubs didn't really dislike onions, I would be making spaghetti with this sauce tonight. 

1 large, ripe tomato
1/2 onion (or a small onion)
1 cup sliced peppers (I used fresh peppers I had frozen that were sweet-ish, not too spicy)
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil

Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
While the oil is heating, dice the tomato, onion, and peppers.
Mix vegetables in skillet and top with Italian seasoning.
Stir often to make sure that veggies are mixed well.
Cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat until veggies are tender.
Scoop into a bowl.  (This way I don't totally drain all the olive oil out, but I don't get all the extra either.  Feel free to drain if you'd like.)

It's easy, healthy, yummy, and versatile - basically, perfect.  But don't take my word for it.

Other fun, easy dips from Thrift for Today:
Homemade guacamole
Bean salsa dip
Creamy pudding dip

1 comment:

  1. Sounds really good and easy to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!


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