When summer gives you an abundance of tomatoes, why not whip up a quick, easy, summery tomato sauce? I promise this is such a simple recipe, anyone can make it ~ even if you think you can't cook.
Chop half an onion and 3-4 cloves of garlic and saute for a minute or two in 2 T. olive oil. I made the chopping easier on myself and used my mini food processor.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the onion-garlic mixture.
Simmer on medium-low for about 10 minutes, stirring every minute or so. You will start to see the tomatoes breaking down and getting nice and "saucey".
Near the end of the cooking time, add salt and pepper to taste, then thrown in a handful of chopped, fresh basil. (Another thing I have a ton of in my garden right now.)
Simmer and stir for another minute, and that's it! This sauce is fantastic over any kind of pasta, grilled chicken or steak, as a hamburger topper, or even mixed into scrambled eggs. If you don't use it right away, it keeps in the refrigerator for a few days. Or, you could even freeze it and pull it out in the winter and enjoy a little taste of summer!
Bonus: When this is cooking, your house will smell like an Italian trattoria. ;-)