Campari Yogurt Marinara Sauce

Since I had been to Costco and bought a big container of Campari tomatoes…since I had gotten lucky and bought a large container of Fage Greek yogurt for half price (love marked down stuff!)…and since my fresh basil was on the verge of looking really sick and pitiful, I decided to make this ‘Campari Yogurt Marinara Sauce’ .  When I served it with pasta, my son asked me to toss in some pepperonie and prosciutto, so I did, but that’s not here in the recipe.  But, have at it if you want to because it was great!  This is one of those share recipes!  Thursday’s Treasures

Campari Yogurt Marinara Sauce

Serves:  4

What you need: 

4 tbl olive oil

2 tbl whole crushed garlic

2 tbl sliced shallots

6 cups Campari tomatoes cut into quarters

1 cup whole leaf basil

½ tsp dried oregano

½ tsp red chili flakes

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp fresh ground pepper

½  cup Greek plain yogurt

½ cup fresh grated pecorino (or parmesan, asiago)

Campari Yogurt Marinara Sauce

Campari Yogurt Marinara Sauce

What you do:

In a large skillet over medium heat drizzle olive oil and sauté the garlic and shallots until translucent.  Add the Campari tomatoes and toss  well cooking for about 5 minutes.  Reduce heat to medium low and add basil, oregano, pepper flakes,  salt, and pepper and blend.  Let simmer about 15 minutes and stir a few times.  Increase heat to medium again, add the yogurt and grated cheese and blend melting and mixing in well.  Continue cooking about 5 minutes.  Reduce heat, cover and reduce heat to simmer for about 20 minutes.  Read to eat!

Campari Yogurt Marinara Sauce

Campari Yogurt Marinara Sauce

©Alice D’Antoni Phillips   Ally’s Kitchen