Easy Tomato Garlic Dipping Sauce
PAN-ROASTED TOMATO GARLIC SAUCE (great for pouring over grilled meats, fish and dunking crusty
4 Bloom Fresh plum tomatoes, cored, cut into ½ inch slices
2-3 sprigs of BLOOM FRESH thyme
5 garlic cloves, peeled
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
honey for drizzling, to taste
1 ½ tablespoons of oil, divided
- Pre-heat oven to 450 F
- On medium-high heat, add one tablespoon of oil and then add the garlic cloves and tomatoes. Cook both sides of the tomatoes to a golden brown (2-3 minutes), lay thyme sprigs on top of the tomatoes, then transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the garlic and tomatoes until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Once the tomatoes are tender, transfer them and the garlic, plus ½ tablespoon oil to a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If you would like to adjust the sweetness, I recommend drizzling in a little bit of honey.