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tomato dish

3-ingredient Mediterranean Tomato Dish

  • Author: Hannah


Simple and healthy tomato dish is cozy, comforting, and made in minutes!


  • About a pound and a half of tomatoes, chopped (this comes to around 6 tomatoes on the vine, or 10-12 Roma tomatoes)
  • 3 tablespoons of good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper to taste

optional add-ins:

  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste



  1. Heat a large skillet or shallow sauce pan on medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil and chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant
  3. Slowly add int he chopped tomatoes and lower heat to low/medium. Let simmer until tomatoes are broken down. Use a wooden spoon to gently smash the tomatoes down further. We are going for a somewhat chunky sauce with a lot of juices.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. (I use about 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and 2 teaspoons of salt) Taste and adjust.
  5. Add in extras like oregano and/or chili paste.
  6. Simmer for 15 minutes to get all of the tomato flavors going
  7. Enjoy with warmed pita bread.


  • 3-ingredient Mediterranean Tomato Dish keeps well in the fridge for several days. To reheat, simply place on medium heat in a saucepan for a few minutes until heated throughout. Alternatively, you can heat in the microwave but I recommend using the stovetop if possible for best results.