Quick Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is very similar to Spinach & Tomatoes.

  • pasta
  • olive oil (for sauteing)
  • garlic, minced
  • cherry tomatoes, cut into 2-3 pieces
  • leafy greens (e.g.┬áspinach, collards, kale, etc.), stemmed and chopped
  • Better than Bouillon chicken base, ideally low-sodium
  • herb of choice (e.g.┬áthyme), dry or minced fresh
  • ground turkey, chicken or beef (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • feta cheese, crumbled
  1. Put on water for pasta, and put in the pasta once water boils.
  2. Brown ground meat if using and set aside.
  3. On a medium-large frying pan, briefly saute garlic on medium heat until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes and leafy greens and saute until greens are wilted and tomatoes are soft.
  5. Make broth by dissolving chicken base in some water (say, half a cup). You can make the broth fairly concentrated, especially if using the low sodium version.
  6. Add broth, herbs, pepper, and cooked meat to the tomatoes and leafy greens. Cook until the liquid is mostly gone. Add salt if needed (it may not be).
  7. Serve over cooked pasta and top with feta.